Friday, September 20, 2013

Flying Lessons

When I was nine years old, a wise old woman gave me the book Jonathan Livingston Seagull.  After I had ripped through the thin volume, she then turned me loose on Illusions.  I've read both of those stories many times over the years, and have in turn over the years passed them on to other children. Even though they aren't necessarily children's books, they made an impression on me at an impressionable age. I have returned the favor. 

 What does this have to do with teaching Bertie to fly?  Nothing.  And everything.
All you have to do when teetering on the edge is trust yourself.
 Spread your wings.
And let yourself fall...
fly or float, as the case me be.  Much like re-reading JLS or Illusions, each time you leave your safe perch, you will learn something new.

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