Saturday, August 8, 2009

LEARNING TO FLY...




Friction lock - set.
Mixture - rich
Propellers - fully forward
Flaps - set - 10 degrees
Engine gauges and suction - check







Into the distance, a ribbon of black

Stretched to the point of no turning back
A flight of fancy on a windswept field
Standing alone my senses reeled
A fatal attraction holding me fast, how
Can I escape this irresistible grasp?

Cant keep my eyes from the circling skies
Tongue-tied and twisted just an earth-bound misfit, i

Ice is forming on the tips of my wings
Unheeded warnings, I thought I thought of everything
No navigator to guide my way home
Unladened, empty and turned to stone
A soul in tension that's learning to fly
Condition grounded but determined to try


Above the planet on a wing and a prayer,
My grubby halo, a vapour trail in the empty air,
Across the clouds I see my shadow fly
Out of the corner of my watering eye
A dream unthreatened by the morning light
Could blow this soul right through the roof of the night


This is most of what was ringing in my head (Pink Floyd - Learning to Fly) when I was standing across the line, seeing my friends fly-off to chase their dreams... I suggest you hear it and SEE it to understand and FEEL it... On a more personal note...


I felt like...

Like an Eagle I've learned to fly
Now I span my wings
Only to soar high in the sky
If not this summer, not this fall...
I will fly, when it is my spring...

For I was born to fly, alone and high
Like an Eagle... I WILL FLY...


There comes a time for all Eagles to leave the warmth of their nests and learn to fly like an Eagle. they're just born that way.

If you walk like a duck, quack like a duck, squat like a duck, then be sure, you ARE A DUCK!! "That which is of the flesh is flesh, that which is of the spirit is spirit" You just have to be born with whatever it takes to reach those heights, span your wings and looks down upon the earthy beings and still stay grounded to that what's needed off the ground!!

Live like a King, they once said... the Kings came, they saw, they conquered and they died (or probably fleed their land just to live, forget like a King!!) This is the age of Eagles... they were, they are and they will be.

Eagles will never stay on the ground and feed on the worms and grains in grit... They will fly... They will fly high... They will rule the sky... They may be alone high up in the sky, but they just don't care, for they were born to fly - soar high!!

Contrary to what I thought it would be, and mostly IS, my presence at the airport, seeing off the people who were part of my dominant thoughts and actions for the last few years, wasn't all that emotional. Not at all emotional actually!! Eagles don't sympathize with one another!! Each one - on his own...

I guess the Eagle-ian way of things says it all about what the whole experience has left behind with me...

And hey, Eagles don't take advice/teachings from fellow Eagles, nor do they flock together!!

Well, that is that... The Eagle-ian way of LIFE!! (I wish I could show you how high I am already!! :|

See you when I see you... :D

23 comments:

Pranav Kumar V said...

Hey!! I guess I was always LEARNING TO FLY!! My header pic says so too!! :D :D :D try try try... and fly... :D :D :D

Jadis said...

god this song used to be my ABSOLUTE favourite at one point of time! especially that one line, "tongue tied and twisted , just an earth-bound misfit, I..."

Well put, you!
And the header pic is unrivalled. totally. :P

lena said...

Happy flying :)

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Jadis : God bless Gilmour. I bless Gimour!! :D ;)

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Lena : Assuming you said it in general, metaphorically!! That's what I meant at least!! ;)

hc said...

“Sitaaron se aage jaahaan aur bhi hai Abhi ishq ke imtehaan aur bhi hain Tu shahin hai parwaaz hai kaam tera Tere samne aasman aur bhi hain

Phoenix said...

ooooo

what an post! rather impressive if you ask me :P

so where are you? long time no see?

Pranav Kumar V said...

@HC : wah!! What could be more befitting to this post!! :D

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Phoenix : I've been dropping by... somebody is too busy watching the setting sun on lonely evenings!! ;)

Rakesh Vanamali said...

Floyd has always been a hot favorite of mine and will be so forever!

Something about them makes me believe in freedom, individuality (rather identity) and truth!

Thanks for a brilliant representation!

Remya said...

nice post...dere ws dis feeling of light headedness while reading it....and kudos to the writer to be able to create that feeling inside..
:D

afrozensecond said...

post something man... dont sit idle

Rane (The Orchid with All Shades Pink) said...

woaaaaaaaa.. i am already high in the sky.. thank you for this post

Rane :)

joie de vivre said...

uff..tera blog page load hone mein itna time kyu le raha hai yaarr...and why does it automatically shuts off the window when the page finally opens :X

nyways...

i read it very fast, coz i dnt kno.. kabhi bhi yeh window band ho sakti hai..
i havent heard the song..lekin ab jaroor i'l go for it

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Rakesh : Lets all bow down to the Gods of Classic rock!! :D

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Remya : Kudos to Roger Waters, Dave Gilmour, Syd Barrett and all of them!! ;)

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Kalyan : Dude!! There's a LOT to write but, somehow I don't do it these days!! Have a feeling something's coming... soon... lets see...

Pranav Kumar V said...

@Rane : Woo-hoo!! Happy flying... :D

Pranav Kumar V said...

@joie de vivre : must be a bug on your browser... or may be y magnificent header pic!! It needs to touch the sky all the way and then load you see!! :P I'll look into it...
Listen to the song if you haven't yet!!

Later gater folks, see you when I see you... :D

iforgotthat said...

pound by pound an eagles wings are stronger than an airplanes.... fly on..

Pranav Kumar V said...

where ARE you idiot?? Flying so high eh?? :P Abey kabhi yahaan se bhi udhte hue jao!!

lukkydivz said...

u took me back a year and a half, but i was all emotional that day!

lovely header :)

why dont u update ur age in ur profile, am sure u must be 22 now? ;)

see u when i see u? ;)

Pranav Kumar V said...

hehe!! not yet, I've still got a month-and-a-half to go :D

of course lovely header!! I'm in it!! :D

See you when I see you... :D