"You can feel yourself; not as a stranger in the world, not as something here on probation, not as something that has arrived here by fluke. But you can begin to feel your own existence as absolutely fundamental..."
Everyone's had that dream about soaring through the clouds. Maybe you look over and discover you've sprouted feathers, or perhaps you remain human but somehow are able to remain in-flight... No matter the details, people dream (and daydream) about taking to the sky. To start this week off, we'd like to indulge in that fantasy and share with you some Go Pro video footage of eagles in flight, along with inspiring quotes and poems about flying.
“Courage is the price that Life exacts for granting peace,
The soul that knows it not, knows no release,
From little things;
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear
Nor mountain heights where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.”
- Amelia Earhart
(Filmed in the French Alps, Chamonix)
Man must rise above the Earth—to the top of the atmosphere and beyond—for only thus will he fully understand the world in which he lives.
(Filmed in Mt. Favre, Italy)
The bluebird carries the sky on his back...
- Henry David Thoreau
(Filmed over Mont-Blanc)
Be like the bird that, passing on her flight awhile on boughs too slight, feels them give way beneath her, and yet sings, knowing that she hath wings.- Victor Hugo