I’ll drink to that!
“A single lifetime, even though entirely devoted to the sky, would not be enough for the investigation of so vast a subject.” Lucius Annaeus Seneca (4 BCE–65 CE) Seneca wrote this about 2000 yrs ago. And we’re still learning! (Original photo by Leio McLaren on Unsplash)
For me, gnawing at the flying bone includes reading all I can about being a pilot. And re-reading. Sure do learn a lot from re-reading the classics. “Pursue, keep up with, circle round and round your life as a dog does his master’s chaise. Do what you love. Know your own bone; gnaw at it, bury it, unearth it, and gnaw it still.” Quote from an 1848 letter, from Thoreau to Blake.
“Few of us ever live in the present. We are forever anticipating what is to come or remembering what has gone.” Louis L’Amour. This is well known. And now we know the cure— meditation. (Original picture 2015 by Cpl. Brittney Vito, U.S. Marine Corps.)
A strong wing does not blow all morning. A cloudburst does not last all day. The wind and rain are from Heaven and Earth and even these do not last long. How much less so the efforts of man? Lao Tzu Tao Te Ching Quote from Tao Te Ching: The New Translation from Tao Te Ching, The Definitive Edition, translation by Jonathan Star. Picture from the LA Times newspaper, it’s a presidential 747 from a year ago, the Obama’s trying to get to into Palm Springs. Ended up diverting to Riverside’s March ARB http://www.latimes.com/politics/la-na-pol-obama-palm-springs-20170120-story.html SaveSave