fly a plane
week thirty two in 'wake up'
This week’s challenge was to fly a paper aeroplane and I thought it was a superb idea. Why? Because it’s fun, that’s why. Furthermore I knew exactly where I would be flying one from – the top of the Malvern Hills. Off we went…
The thought of flying a paper aeroplane took me back to the time when I was more in tune with my imagination, when it was wild. When I used to invent my own board games and film scenario’s, when I used to draw a lot and play more. With the advent of adulthood and finding a space in the that world of conformity my imagination took a back seat while I carved out something of my own to help me stand on my own two feet – growing up in the ‘real’ world.
Just like the climbing a tree experiment this reminded me that it’s only ourselves that hold our imagination back from free flow. We tell ourselves, “That’s kid’s stuff.” And yet we deny ourselves a splash into the world of imagination and fun.
My splash into the imagination helped me colour my aeroplane and inscribe it.
(my second in command the great Bobby Cuddy)
Finding a great place on the Malvern Hills me, Sarah and Bobby watched our aeroplane fly high (there is a video to be posted soon).
I don’t know if I’ll fly a paper aeroplane again but for those couple of days in week thirty two of ‘wake up’ it was fun, a link back to good times and certainly a time for imagination. It was another experiment in finding fun and freeing ourselves from that thing that calls itself autopilot.
I'll leave you with a picture of the 'crew' on the Great Wake Up flight 2016