Learning to Fly, 2006

 

“Your whole body, from wingtip to wingtip is nothing more than your thought itself, in a form you can see. Break the chains of your thought, and you break the chains of your body too…”

 Learning to Fly represents a gravity-free vision many of us share – a vision that drives us to ridiculous heights, a vision that surprises friends and concerns loved ones. Yet, without the pursuit of this vision, and the hope that inspires it, we would remain grounded, and dreams would be left to evaporate in the night.

Dreams are not achieved without practice, without perspiration, without risk. Small leaps can lead to big journeys. One hopes that with protective gear and training wings, and repeated attempts to strengthen technique, one can learn to fly – for micro-seconds at first, then seconds, then freely and at will.

Bach, Richard. Jonathan Livingston Seagull. London: Turnstone Press, 1972. pp 72-73.