I presume we all know what a waterfall is. Unless you live in a country without one, in which case, you may not. The Vatican, for example. I don’t know if anybody born in The Vatican is reading this, but if you are and you have never left, ask a priest what a waterfall is. I’m sure there are plenty of priests. Heck, you probably are one.
I never understood the appeal of waterfalls. People always put them on their bucket list. But it’s just a flow of water that’s happened to fall over the edge of a cliff. A natural phenomena like the sun, and we don’t spend all our time looking at it. It’s just there. A lump of light in the sky. Waterfalls are the same. There’s something else, too. You don’t go on a cruise liner knowing it’s going to hit a rock and sink. Similarly, you don’t go and visit a waterfall knowing you’re going to get wet and deaf. Humankind has ears for a reason. Humankind isn’t meant to be wet. “Oh yes, but it’s worth the sacrifice for the beauty of what you’re beholding”. What? I’d just look at a picture of it, then. “But it’s not the same as being there”. Yes. It’s a damn sight better. I’m in my warm living room looking at a picture of it in a comfy chair with a cup of cocoa, whilst you’re in the wet, cold, miserable, dank outdoors, getting a jet of water constantly blasted at your face whilst your ears bleed.
I really don’t get the appeal of waterfalls. Unfortunately, I’ve been dragged to one nearby a few times. There’s no doubt High Force Waterfall is a popular touristy destination, but I really don’t get the appeal of spending the entire afternoon looking at water. Or falling in it. Repeatedly. Not to mention the fact it made me want to pee. Oh, it was so boring.
If I ever have children and they wanted to go to High Force, I sit them in the living room, give them a cup of cocoa, show them a picture and tell them life is better that way.
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Do you approve or disapprove of overalls?
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