Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam
Steven and Sean on the Polar Bear Cam

Sunday, February 04, 2007

Flying Dreams

Deftly they opened the brain of a child
And it was full of flying dreams
— Stanley Kunitz

As a child I used to dream vividly of flying, if I could just flap my arms hard enough I could leave the ground.

Today we went to Lake Perris Skyventure with the Trail Explorers, a YMCA group for mothers and boys to experience skydiving without having to jump out of a plane.

Three flights each, it's a lot of fun.

Last year, just Steven and I went, this year Sean is old enough to participate too.

I tried for still photos, but it involves terrible lighting, shooting into the light from an open window, and being behind a glass. My photography skills are not adequate to know how on earth to shoot a decent photo in those conditions, so I gave up and went for video this time.

Steven's Flights

Flight #1

Flight #2

Flight #3

Sean's Flights

Flight #1

Flight #2

Flight #3

The Instructors Showing Off

The reason birds can fly and we can't
is simply that they have perfect faith,
for to have faith is to have wings.
— Sir James Matthew Barrie

Steven's Memphis trip is coming up. I wish I could say these trips have become routine, but they haven't.

I wish I could say I had perfect faith, but I don't.

Steven is doing very well, and I am ever so thankful.

- Kathleen


Anonymous mary alice Dorschel said...

very cool. had never heard of indoor skydiving..
routine..haha. busy down there...dont forget to look up Keelan and Marie, she is really shellshocked it seems. Steven is in my prayers, let us know the dates...all will be fine.

February 12, 2007 4:51 AM  

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