10/19/2013 Thoughts on Floating Things
While cruising on a cross country, just taking in the sights below, I
flew by a seed. It appeared then I passed in a few seconds time. It
reminded me anew how we are granted an experience in 4 dimensions--able
to wander to the where and when largely of our choosing. What an amazing
capability. What an amazing time to be alive. Maybe in another hundred
years there will be something that utterly dates this way of flying but
I wonder if it will be rewarding.
Ever since my early flights this has been a cool little slice of
wow--having floating seeds, spiders, bags or whatever amplify the 3Dness
of it all.
Flying over the ground is great but it's also flying through the air.
I've said it before, those with the strongest itch enjoy both the view
and being craftsmen of motion. We get an additional thrill: being
in the medium--much like scuba divers who are interact with their
medium. Being able breath without aid is a bonus.
It's also handy that we're not quite fast enough to eat insects.
Unlike motorcycles, we get all the benefits of exposure with fewer of
Lastly, another fun thing to do is to fly alongside the road,
cruising at the same height as you would be while riding a bicycle, then
peeling off a pull of brake and squeeze of throttle. So much fun.