Up, Up and Away
Look up in the sky, especially in the mornings and mid-day, and you're likely to see parasailers enjoying the weather and the mountains.
Seeing this has a way of lifting your heart. The idea of these adventurers feeling the lift, hearts racing with excitement, taking in the breathtaking vistas, embracing life. No, it's not a sport for the overly cautious. It takes a certain amount of courage-mixed-with-recklessness. It's not for the "watchers." It's for the "doers."
I remember when I used to hang glide, a guy came up to me and said he had no interest in taking lessons. "Just give me a kite and I'll teach myself."
My response? "We hate people like you. You go and kill yourself and give the sport a bad name."
I'm so glad I did this, took these chances, when I was younger. I wasn't a daredevil, but I was a go-for-it kind of person.
Which is the same characteristic that brought me here to Aspen.