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100 random things that make me happy: #11

Found this languishing in Pages....

I love to fly. It's so exhilarating when the plane's engines roar to life and you feel that initial acceleration that takes you down the runaway and propels you into the sky.  The earth below looks so surreal - like a giant diorama.  I love when you fly through clouds, above them, sandwiched between the layers. I love when you can see the moon, and feel closer to it.  It's such an amazing thing, defying gravity and hurtling through the atmosphere toward far-off lands. My brother is a pilot and I love riding in those little Cessna props with him - the pace much more sedate, the earth so much closer.   I love big commercial flights - especially when I get a surprise upgrade to first class as I have on my last 2 international flights (I don't know how I got so lucky, but I'm so grateful). I love the descent and the anticipation of meeting the ground again. It almost makes it worth the hassles of security and customs... Anyway, "slipping the surly bonds of earth" always makes me happy.  



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Sep. 28th, 2012 11:47 am (UTC)
I don't so much love the take-offs, but I love flying, too. I love that part when you're still close enough to land to see cars that look like teeeensy little toys moving on the ground.
Sep. 28th, 2012 09:27 pm (UTC)
Nope...don't like flying! It's weird but you concentrate on the outside seeing where the plane is what it's doing...for me it's the hell inside that gets me! The cramped seat...the guy/child behind me kicking my back in for the whole journey...the sheer uncomfortableness of it all! The teeth aching cheerfulness of the stewards. The unsanitary toilets. In comparison I almost enjoy the checking-in and the security...

I do have to admit it was a whole lot better when we (once) flew business class but even so...I just wish we could arrive... Lol!

I would love to learn to fly though...that would be a great experience... I wonder if I could get a broom that would take my weight...
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