Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Once again - Why We Fly
Well, as I've written here before, I need to get into the air as much as I need to breath the stuff. It's not a rational thing. I'm comfortable that I am acquiescing to the irrational. An artist does the same when he allows his strokes to be spontaneous. A potter does the same when he whacks an otherwise symmetrical pot to make it unique. I fly paragliders because they give me wings; and who among us haven't had dreams of flying unencumbered by the limitations of wakefulness.
I just came across a great video that expresses the obsession of paragliding well. I share in this pilot's addiction, to his fears that one day, I too will be unable to feel the freedom and exhilaration of foot-launched free flight. "I fly, because I can."
YouTube Link - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-r7zKMo3-eA
Fly safe -