Paragliding

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I was of the impression, despite all the knowledge and advances in science and technology; that it still was not possible for a human being to fly like a bird. I was right; it still isn’t possible, but it’s much closer than I expected! After reading about paragliding, watching videos on paragliding and watching paragliding from the ground, I still wasn’t able to fully grasp what it would be like to fly. One can’t know how much it’s like flying, until you try it and fly.

With the only mechanisms of flight being a single nylon wing and some thin lines, it is so, so simple. By leaning to the left, you fly to the left. By leaning to the right, you fly to the right. By pulling your hands downward, you slow. And like a hawk, like an eagle, entering a thermal of air rising and spiraling from the earth, cheating gravity, you rise hundreds and hundreds of feet into blue sky.

When I discover things like this, amazing things, life changing things, that have somehow existed undiscovered, below my nose for years and years, maybe even my entire life, I can’t help but wonder at the wealth of possibilities the future holds and be incredibly anxious and excited for what the next instant may bring!

Life is good. Life is very, very good.

6 Thoughts on “Paragliding”

  1. Suzy Says:

    Live it up!

  2. UT Says:

    JPM,
    Jealous! I love my dreams where I’m flying. I think it could be totally addicting.
    UT

  3. Cheryl Says:

    Life is good. Experience all you can.

  4. jeff Says:

    so you liked it then? 😉

    sounds like lots of fun.

  5. JT Says:

    nice to hear man.. 🙂
    and you’re right, paragliding is fun… when i jump from a plane myself I also enjoy the gliding part a lot… although youre chances of going back up is slim..:)

    hope to see you in the air sometime.

  6. Sanjay Says:

    Yup life is goood 🙂

    If u visit india at any point check Paragliding India

    Cheers

    Sanjay & Astrid

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