Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Homemade wings

I posted this same picture yesterday, but today it is the picture I want to look at. (I wish I knew where it is. Seth must have given or sold it to someone a number of years ago.) His friend Langdon said that he remembers Seth drawing it. Seth said that he wanted to capture the exact moment when the guy in his homemade wings has gone just beyond the point of no return, where his life depends on his having calculated correctly how well the wings will fly. He has worked hard designing and building these wings, and now he risks everything for the chance to fly with them.

He is alone on the window ledge; all his contemporaries are inside. No one else is willing to come out with him, but that's just how it goes. It is freedom--not comfort--that he is after.

That's Seth. He was willing to work very hard and take big risks in order to do what he thought would make him free and give him Life.

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