You never really know what your body is capable of doing when fear hits. I know this looks easy and fun, zip lining and all in the middle of a man made forrest in Italy. The contrary my friends. Holy shit, the contrary. I learned a lot about myself and the people around me that night. How they react during a state of fear. Some panic, cry, give up, while others used all their might and power to fight against that fear. Me, well I laugh, I laugh like a crazy psycho, I laugh like my life depends on it with no control what so ever. I was giving out instruction while laughing and I seriously looked at the faces around me and they were almost more afraid of me. Like I was the most evil, insensitive human being ever. Like a Robert Louis Stevenson character. (Author of Jekyll & Hyde) You get it… I looked fucking nuts. My little sister loved zip lining and this tiny power ranger is fearless but at one point the fear started to take over her. Everything was pretty easy in the beginning and we started to move on with confidence to the red flagged trees… aka the second to hardest level. We reached a line with two hoops in the middle that we couldn’t cross without removing our hooks one at a time to reach the other side. Scariest moment ever. I didn’t want her to do it, but she insisted and the staff there said that she “should” be fine. Look at the pictures… I’M LAUGHING in the background. What’s wrong with me?! But with all of my insides I was scared out of my mind. Anyway, the one after that was my last straw. It was a huge net 50 feet high and that was my breaking point. I pretty much cussed everyone out and then laughed some more. Michael, Yuri, Manuel, and Jack moved on to the black flagged trees with little May following them. I took off my gear, kissed the ground, and then we ate some burgers and cheesy fries. Next time I go… I know exactly who I’m taking with me so I can have pure comedy. 😉 Why are you all friends with me? I’m so evil. <3 E.
All pix were taken with my iphone, obviously not jumping around with a huge canon camera. 😉