Gliding Together

When once you have tasted flight, you will forever walk the earth with your eyes turned skyward, for there you have been, and there you will always long to return.  ~Leonardo Da Vinci, artist, inventor, and more


Wherever you go I will follow.
Apart from you I am nothing.
Tethered by specially designed rope we glide
O’er vast fields and towns — our earthly home.

“Relax, I’ve got this” is easy for you to say;
You’re the one in front blazing this trail.
Yet part of me knows without trying too hard
I’m just a heartbeat from certain death.

Seriously? Relax! Enjoy the ride and the view;
Feel the wind currents rise and fall as you soar
Ever higher, never faster, amid the swirling clouds.
No destination, no clock — just you, me, and grandeur.

You have no power and can do little else
But follow my lead. Don’t fret, my friend,
I take my responsibility seriously and won’t fail
To escort you safely back from whence we came.

Note: I noticed these two as I was out and about one day and snapped a photo, figuring I’d find some use for it eventually. The glider in back has no motor; as such, it can only tag along until it’s set loose. The small plane in front does the lion’s share of the towing to reach the proper altitude. Which would you rather ride in? Here’s more info on gliders.