“I heard an airplane passing overhead. I wished I was on it.”
― Charles Bukowski
Stretch, stretch, pretty wings,
It’s a special day;
Soon they will be strong enough
For me to fly away.
Both optimists and pessimists contribute to the society. The optimist invents the aeroplane, the pessimist the parachute.
— George Bernard Shaw
Lovers of air travel find it exhilarating to hang poised between the illusion of immortality and the fact of death. ~Alexander Chase, “Perspectives,” 1966
PS: All photographs taken in Kew Gardens during my last visit to London. I love looking up at these airplanes/helicopters flying.