It’s been a busy weekend…climbing hillsides in the rain. Out of phone signal and out of this world, it was a respite from the norm. On Friday the first day of the camping trip, we came upon a group of paragliders (I think that is the correct terminology) soaring silently through the sky.
I was mesmerised. I wanted to be up there with the birds, with the clouds, with the silence looking down upon the world below.
Flying is empowering, whether it be a physical reality or a mental state of mind. Often one leads to the other.
This quote by C JoyBell C brought a smile to my face and sums up for me the mental ‘flight’ we all need to take at times. The quote has been given in it’s entirely below:
“When I was little and running on the race track at school, I always stopped and waited for all the other kids so we could run together even though I knew (and everybody else knew) that I could run much faster than all of them! I pretended to read slowly so I could "wait" for everyone else who couldn't read as fast as I could! When my friends were short I pretended that I was short too and if my friend was sad I pretended to be unhappy. I could go on and on about all the ways I have limited myself, my whole life, by "waiting" for people. And the only thing that I've ever received in return is people thinking that they are faster than me, people thinking that they can make me feel bad about myself just because I let them and people thinking that I have to do whatever they say I should do. My mother used to teach me "Cinderella is a perfect example to be" but I have learned that Cinderella can go fuck herself, I'm not waiting for anybody, anymore! I'm going to run as fast as I can, fly as high as I can, I am going to soar and if you want you can come with me! But I'm not waiting for you anymore.”