Flying is for Suckers

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Last updated on April 2nd, 2021 at 12:47 am

A view of a blue and red blimp in a futuristic cityscape.

Hello from 10,000 or so feet above sea level. I’ve been in this plane a little over a half-hour, and I’ve already passed out, drooled, read over my neighbour’s shoulder and wanted to get off the damn plane.

You see, I’m not a big fan of flying. It’s not that I’m scared of anything—I just think it’s natural to feel uncomfortable in any situation we don’t regularly deal with.

Have me ride in a car and I’m cool—no motion sickness, no feelings of claustrophobia; everything is copacetic. If I’m driving a car, on the other hand, senses are heightened, my heart rate increases—I’m a fish out of water, being someone who doesn’t own a car. Speaking of water, I’m not the greatest swimmer, so anything finding me submerged is generally a no-go. Which brings us back to air travel—we weren’t given wings as a species, so I suspect that flying is either:

  • something that we weren’t meant to do;
  • something that we were meant to do, but only with great difficulty; or
  • something we’ll never achieve naturally

Any way I look at it, I’m often not a fan of this flying business. Sitting in cramped quarters next to strangers, the only thing that makes it slightly easier is beer served at no extra cost and having a bladder like a camel by my window seat.So what’s the lesson here? I think sometimes the lesson is that there IS no lesson. While it’s been good to be away and explore new places, it’s always a pretty good feeling to be coming home, and that’s a lesson I need to keep teaching myself all the time.

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By Casey E. Palmer

Husband. Father. Storyteller.

Calling the Great White North his home, Casey Palmer the Canadian Dad spend his free time in pursuit of the greatest content possible.

Thousand-word blog posts? Snapshots from life? Sketches and podcasts and more—he's more than just a dad blogger; he's working to change what's expected of the parenting creators of the world.

It's about so much more than just our kids.

When Casey's not creating, he's busy parenting, adventuring, trying to be a good husband and making the most of his life!

Casey lives in Toronto, Ontario.

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