Sunday, July 27, 2008

Learning To Fly

Flying without feathers is not easy; my wings have no feathers.
Titus Maccius Plautus

Alcohol stoves, carbingers, internal frame backpacks, ultralight packer...And so goes the language I'm learning as I ready myself to go backpacking in two weeks. Some of my friends think I'm a little nuts for doing this and wonder why I'm doing it. I know exactly why I'm doing it. I've been sitting on the safety of life's cliffs for the last year or so. It's time to throw myself off and see how I fly. Somehow taking the backpacking trip seems just the thing...I'm learning to fly yet again...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, "Learning to Fly":


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