My feet are in the air and my arms stretched out.
I am going straight down the bridge; I’ve closed my eyes, but why?
And then a sudden jerk catapults my body upside down,
As my eyes opened wide.
My whole body is inverted now,
Moving with a velocity slightly higher than before,
As I realise,
That both my feet are tied together,
to a harnessed rope
And the rope goes up somewhere.
I cannot see it,
I cannot see the rope.
I could have snapped my neck,
I jumped wrong.
I bob my head.
I can see the whole world below,
It is a vale
And I’m falling straight down.
I then lift my head
And there’s a big mountainous wall in the front,
Bombarded with trees
and plants with little wild yellow flowers.
The sun made half the mountain look bright, and
The other half, shadowed and dark.
I can see the blue of the sea
from the sides of my eyes to the left.
I am Bungeeing.
My body is floating in the air.
Around me, is just silence,
I cannot hear any voices from the bridge above.
All I can wonder is I love myself,
When my upper body fluttered like a wave, from the waist
And then started rotating around the axis of the rope.
The hairband in my hair untied itself
and fell below in the deep.
I was turning round and round
And springing up and down.
It happened for around three more times
And every time my body went up,
The rope swung,
And made it waver.
And then it came to a stop,
At the rope’s full length.
It only oscillated in a to and fro direction now.
I am still upside down,
Hanging with a rope.
I felt weightless a while ago,
I can feel all the weight of my body in me,
My blood flowing in reverse,
And a little fright.
Quietude…I am as still as the world around me.
When a thought punctuates the mood,
The thought is,
that there is no thought at all.
Just like the world around,
My mind is quiet too.
It is at Peace.
But my heart’s exhilarated.
It is feeling the extremes of the Emotions.
Ecstatic, Euphoric and Feisty.
I have decided that I want to stay here,
In this Inverted Reality.
When I feel the touch of a hand on my feet,
It is a man, sent from the world above,
To take me back.
He is pushing my legs down,
In order to direct my body upwards.
I know I have to go back with him,
But Only if I could stay.
I came back into our world with supreme gusto and exuberance. I had just jumped the World’s Highest Commercial Bungee Bridge in the World at Bloukrans Bungee Bridge in South Africa, from the height of 216m and I am hitherto prepared to do it all over again. I know I have done something that most of the people I know would never even dream of doing.
Want to see me Bungee Jumping? Here you go…