The Knack Of Flying.
“There is an art, it says, or rather, a knack to flying. The knack lies in learning how to throw yourself at the ground and miss.”
This is a quote by Douglas Adams in his book “Life, the Universe, and Everything”, which is the third book of the ultimately awesome series “The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.
Douglas Adams was a genius, as is claimed by many who knew him.
I’m not Douglas Adams, and I’ve taken out a very different meaning from this quote- which bothers even me sometimes, because I worship Douglas Adams and I don’t want to offend him by making wrong sense of his quote. Not that he’d be offended. ❤
I’m a regular struggler, as are most of us. I’m struggling to find myself, I’m struggling to keep faith, and I’m struggling to not have to struggle.
I just want to make it. That’s all.
This blog, is about learning how to fly just before you hit rock bottom. Nobody who really wants to fly will ever hit rock bottom, trust me.
Sometimes we think we have hit rock bottom, and that immobilises us.
But if you’d hit rock bottom, you wouldn’t be reading this. You’d be more concerned about the worms clawing at your dead skin as you lay in a coffin in a pit, having tea with other grumpy skeletons, who were probably gassed by Hitler.
All of us, at one point, make a really horrible decision, or think a really stupid thought. This is the part where we throw ourselves at the ground.
But every fall, gives us an opportunity to learn how to fly.
And it might take a lot to learn how to fly when you’re already falling, but that’s how birds do it, eh?
I’ve already thrown myself at the ground. I can either die, or fly.
And I want to fly.