For the current Photo Challenge, Weight(less) is the topic. Well, the easiest way to be suspended without artificial things like wings or catching hot air in a balloon hanging over Parliament (or some lighter-than-air gassing, which amounts to the same thing) is to place a layer of two molecules of Hydrogen to one of Oxygen between oneself and the ground. Or find a place where such a layer exists, and place oneself above it. Water good idea?
As an aside, by some strange synchronistic quirk, I found myself thinking of gravity while having a smoke outside immediately before looking up the topic. I was running my mind over the way we use other natural forces to counter that natural force – like blowing air against the sucking gravity, or using forward motion to create lifting vacuums on an aerofoil. That trick works for horizontal movement, too, as in yacht sails. Anyway, if only one could find an easy way of not only creating antigravity, but of making gravity suck in any direction one wanted. The simple trick, as described by Douglas Adams, of falling to the ground but missing.
Anyway, back to the photo subject. Let me plunge into my stock and dredge out a couple from my pool of swimming-type pictures. For, after all, in plunging into water lies instant weightlessness.
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