|A view looking down from my apartment window|
Question: Can someone please tell me why, that even though you're afraid of heights, you also have to stop yourself from the disturbing desire to JUMP?
I think it’s hilarious that I have a fear of heights, yet I live in a high-rise apartment building on the 21st floor.
I also think it’s hilarious that I always said I would never live in a high-rise apartment, yet I do.
Lesson: Never say NEVER.
Now I don’t have a problem looking directly OUT from high heights, but I cannot look straight DOWN. In fact, over two years ago I shared a post on that topic. If I look down I get a queasy and painful feeling in my genitalia, as if someone just KICKED me there.
(um...that must be a guy thing)
I’m one of those people who even while watching a movie, in which one of the characters is standing close to an open window or ledge of a high building, will get sweating palms just LOOKING at it.
Which brings me to the topic of this post.
Scene: Looking out a window
Time: A Sunday morning about 9:15 AM
Place: My apartment
I had just finished pouring myself a cup of French press coffee last Sunday morning and was still half asleep, when I turned around and looked out one of my windows, which overlooks the city of Philadelphia, and suddenly saw THIS.
So of course, being a blogger, I GRABBED my camera; threw open the window; set my camera lens on zoom; and began snapping pictures very fast, as to get as many shots as I could.
And just to let you know, that roof you see is about 20 floors off the ground.
Next, is a closer shot of the guys walking around on the roof so utterly blase and casual. Now if I were one of those guys, I would throw myself face down onto the roof and begin belly-crawling towards the nearest exit door.
This next photo had me wanting to yell out the window, "HEY GUYS...WATCH OUT YOU DON'T FALL BECAUSE YOU'RE FREAKING ME OUT!!!!!!"
I mean can you believe how CLOSE they are to the edge of the roof????
And notice that one guy TEXTING on his cell phone.
Okay, this next photo is when I started to seriously PANIC. Even as I type this, the palms of both my hands are beginning to sweat, looking at this image.
LOOK HOW CLOSE THEY ARE TO THE EDGE OF THE ROOF!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
What, do they have a DEATH wish?????
Now this next photo is the ULTIMATE in TERROR.
I mean besides the fact that I could see BUTT CRACK on the two guys on the left, I cannot BELIEVE how close they were to the ledge! It looks like they're getting ready to do tumblesaults off the roof.
Yes, and it was at this point I got that queasy and painful feeling in my genitalia.
As if someone had just KICKED me there!
Wishing you a fabulously heightened weekend everyone!