Jumping for Joy (Off a Cliff) in South Point, Big Island of Hawaii
The southernmost spot in the fifty American states, South Point (known to Hawaiians as Ka Lae), is where Polynesians were first said to make landfall in Hawai'i. Why not try the opposite—and coin a neologism in the process—a "searise?" It may take for-ev-er to quiet your brain enough to listen to your heart, which itself will play full fortissimo in your chest. With nothing between the Point and Antarctica but a capricious current, conquering this fear is not for the faint of heart. The reward is life in elemental acuity. You decide to jump; the earth disappears beneath your feet, fire courses through your veins, air pulses all about you, and finally, water simultaneously intoxicates and purifies you. You resurface renewed and searise on an octave of rungs saying, "Hana Hou!" Again, again!