Posted by god-damn-cat on Mar 9, 2011
Photo by Takaki
I dreamed of flying. Its every child's dream, to watch them fly to the open sky. It was mine too.
When I was younger, I used to stare at the clouds. Its tempting. I used to imagine that I could jump so high and the wind would take me higher and higher to the clouds. I don't dream to be like Superwoman or whoever cartoon heroes that could fly, just me, enjoying the wind and the freedom of my fantasy.
Funny thing is, I used to formulate the ways on how I can actually fly. As a matter of fact, I still consider it today. From my first method, flying without wings. Like superman and the like, they have super powers that enables them to fly. If an ordinary person doesn't have those, maybe an alternative will do. Lets take a look at the flying squirrel. They don't actually fly, they glide. They have a loose skin that acts like a parachute. But if I would consider the flying squirrel technique, I would need to stay in high places and jump to catch the wind. Its a hassle, really. To bring a gliding equipment and jump off the building. It sounds absurb to me.
How about flying with wings. I should choose a pair of wings that could carry my weight. Of course, these wings should be bigger, half my height will do. Most fairy that I've seen in pictures have butterfly wings. But nah, it looks too fragile to me. Although it is favorable aesthetically, but I reckon it won't last long with my reckless attitute. I believe an eagle's wings suits me, its sturdy. Like angels, their wings are like of eagle's wings structure. Or at least thats how I see it.
These wings should be attached at my back. There will be nerves that will be connected to my brain so that when I order it to flap, it will flap. It will take some practice of course, but I will get into it. And maybe, I should consider how birds fly. How do they fly? Jump first, then glide and flap? If I should flap my wings first, I need tremendous effort to lift myself from the ground. Maybe jumping first is not such a bad idea. Jump, then flap then glide.
Come, fly with me.