For the adventurous, it would sound like the best of both worlds. Those passionate about discovering new territories would do whatever it takes to go to the ends of the world just for pleasure’s sake. I wish I was that adventurous but well…
Honestly, I’ve never really considered exploring either worlds. I haven’t even had the chance to see much of the world and appreciate its incredible beauty but never say never, right?
Okay, so let’s start with space. I’ve always admired the skies and wondered how it’d feel like being beyond the clouds. Floating in outer space like Sandra Bullock did in Gravity sounds cool. But I wonder if there’s much to see up there unlike the bowels of the ocean where a whole kingdom exists.
Although I love water, I don’t feel comfortable going underneath it. I remember the few seconds I spent under water as I was being baptized…I thought I was going to die! I knew I shouldn’t worry because I was being held but the second my face went underwater, I panicked within and the seconds below the surface felt like eternity. I was so glad when I was finally pulled up and I thank God baptism is just a one-time affair!
I’m sure the scuba apparatus makes the whole underwater experience safe, but knowing myself very well, I would most likely freak out and drown myself with no one’s help. The few documentaries I’ve watched about the ocean is fascinating and how I wish I could pay it a visit but would I survive the trip?
As for space, bouncing on and off mid-air sounds less suicidal to me. To be at a station where there’s no gravity sounds surreal till one has experienced it. Can you imagine yourself in outer space?
About the ocean, maybe when I successfully overcome my discomfort and can bring myself to swim, MAYBE I would consider it.
Outer space and the ocean are both out of my league but if I am to choose, I’d take space because I’m less likely to kill myself in the process. But if I’m daring myself to overcome my phobia, I might consider the ocean. I know, I’m indecisive about this one.
What about you? Which world do you dream of exploring one day? Up or down? Air or water, space or ocean? Kindly share.
Josephine Amoako © 2016