I was finding it really challenging to pick the courage and go for the ride. Thoughts like ‘what if one of the wheels give away’, ‘what if I get thrown out of the seat’ haunted my mind. The train, I heard, twists and turns through caves and rivers. As the queue grew shorter and I saw no escape, I had no other option but to pray for our safety. I could hear other riders in the ride screaming with delight, “See how they are enjoying!” my daughter said. “It must be out of fear” I replied and they giggled to that. Now I must pick up courage I thought.
Finally it was our turn! I found myself fixing the seat belts mechanically and tightly held to the railings in front. Then I shut my eyes tightly and faced the challenge. I decided to remain so for the rest of the ride and open them only if I would come out of it alive. As soon as it started I could feel fresh whiff of air and hear screams, I opened my eyes and saw blue sky, for a second I felt I was soaring in the sky and then I suddenly I started losing height. The train was going downwards at neck break speed. Then there was darkness, more screams, then a spray of water and what not!!!
At last it was over! I walked out smiling, very relieved and happy! I did relish the challenge! My daughters seemed happier seeing me smile and they cheered together “You did it Ma!”