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11 October 2013 @ 03:54 pm
This is me being brave  
I'm phobic about heights. Specifically, heights with steep surfaces and/or drops to both sides. (One could argue what I'm really scared of is not heights, but falling.)

So walking out under this arch, with drops to both sides and nothing remotely resembling a safe direction in which to fall, took a bit of courage for me.

Arches National Park

In other news that may or may not be related, I sent the raven book, with the shiny new working title Nevermore, off to my agent this week.


Mirrored from Janni Lee Simner / Desert Dispatches.

mmegaerammegaera on October 11th, 2013 11:38 pm (UTC)
I've only admired Delicate Arch from a distance. I admire your courage.

I take it your trip ended before the shutdown started?
Janni Lee Simner: roadjanni on October 11th, 2013 11:51 pm (UTC)
The week before--just barely in time!
some guy named Larrylnhammer on October 12th, 2013 12:07 am (UTC)
I love how many pictures of Delicate Arch make it look like it sits on a flat expanse of slickrock. When the reality is so very much not.

Janni Lee Simner: roadjanni on October 17th, 2013 11:59 pm (UTC)
Yeah--the pictures so do justice to some aspects of the arch, and so don't to others.
asakiyume: Man on Wireasakiyume on October 12th, 2013 02:23 am (UTC)
I am very, very impressed. I have the same fear and the same desire to be brave.
Jennjennifergale on October 12th, 2013 06:51 am (UTC)
Until this post, I did not realize that the arch sits up so high. My hat is off to your courage! I think my knees would be knocking...

madrobinsmadrobins on October 12th, 2013 01:45 pm (UTC)
I share your fear of falling. You are a brave bear. And YAY for the raven book. That's excellent news!
Danny Adamsmadwriter on October 13th, 2013 07:52 pm (UTC)
Now I want to go walking around there too... :D
Karenklwilliams on October 13th, 2013 11:41 pm (UTC)
You're not afraid of heights, you're afraid of excess potential energy. If you carefully manage your potential energy, you'll be fine. (And I'm jealous of your trip.)
Janni Lee Simner: roadjanni on October 18th, 2013 12:01 am (UTC)
I'm just fine with potential energy when I can be confident it's not going to be released.

And when certain sorts of drops appear, my confidence about this point plummets. :-)
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