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Tried to meet her in heaven.

by Hedgehog on June 16, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

Literally. I am a glider pilot. Yesterday my best friend would have 32nd birthday.

I don’t need to visit her graveyard, as it is not the body that I miss.

I don’t need to meet our friends, as the dearest memories I shared only with her.

My flight lasted 2h52min - after about 1h of flight the sailplane feels like extension of your body - you feel the wind gusts on the wings and react subconsciously. At some point another white sailplane joined me for few minutes and we circled around each other. Then it flew towards another cloud. If you look carefully sailplanes look like angels.


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