I have a thirty things to do before I’m thirty list. With fifteen months to go, I’ve accomplished twenty four and a half. Oh, the half thing? It’s sorta like the average American household has 2.2 children. Except not involving children. Or America. More on that later.
But, one of the remaining five and half is jumping out of an airplane. With a parachute. And a neat little body suit with stripes. Like these guys.
Says Casey Chan, “I always imagined skydiving to be a frantic, chaotic experience. Okay, maybe you get 15 seconds of “whoa this looks cool” before panic sets in as you start zipping down the air and plummeting to earth—don’t freak out, oh MY GOD PULL THE CORD, PULL THE EFFING CORD ALREADY YOU JOKESTER. This slow motion video, taken with the Melbourne Skydive Centre, is nothing like that.
It makes skydiving look peaceful, like you’re in graceful harmony with the sky. People on top of clouds, people look like ballerinas, people look like they can actually fly—it’s just mesmerizing. Watch it.”
Yes, please do.