Title: Up in the Air
Categories: story, flying, daydream, happiness
Other info: I used to do a writing excercize where I found an inspiration of some sort (in this case, the words "up in the air"), set a timer for ten minutes, and just wrote. This is what came out of one of those sessions. (And when you see "DNA" know that I am not referring to deoxyribonucleic acid, but Douglas Noel Adams, author of the best book ever written.)
I've got a secret. But, even though I don't know you, I'll tell you what my secret is.
Are you ready?
Okay… I can fly.
I know, I know. People can't fly. It's the laws of physics. I know that. I've taken physics. But I'm telling you: I can fly.
How? Well, it's simple, really. All you do is fall, and forget to land.
Okay, I know. Too much DNA. But it really is quite simple.
What you have to do is close you eyes. Are your eyes closed? Good. You close your eyes, then stand very still. This part is important. You have to stand very still for several minutes with your eyes closed until you feel numb, or like you're not in your body anymore.
Then you just… take off. It's as simple as that.
No really, it is. Try it.
Of course it works. It works every time for me, and there's nothing all that laws-of-physics-defying about me. Try again.
Oh, I see what the probably is. You can't do. That's your problem. And you won't be able to do it until you let yourself.
Anyone can fly, all it takes is wanting to. You can't do it if you really don't want to.
So, do you want to? Now think carefully about this, because once you've flown you'll never want to come down. Coming down is like failing a test that you studied hard for. Or like making a new friend, only to discover that they don't really like you.
I know, I'm on the ground now. And it's horrible, trust me. I'd much rather be flying. But, you wanted me to show you how it's done, and I want to show you. It's not as much fun flying alone, you see.
Okay, you're sure? Good. Now try it again. No! Keep your eyes closed! It won't work if your eyes are open. I can't even do it with open eyes. It's okay to open them once you're already up there, but, in my opinion, it's much more fun to keep them closed.
Alright… good… you're doing it! You're doing it! Hey! Keep your eyes closed!
Isn't this the most awesomely awesome experience you've ever had? Now can you see what I said about never wanting to come down?