The Art of Flying - Day 5 Selfie Freewrite Contest

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The Art of Flying

There's a special art to using a park swing. You hop up on the U shaped seat first, then you grab hold of the metal chains with pudgy fingers and, once situate, you use your legs like pistons to start moving the swing.

As a young child, I am too small, with birdlike limbs, to propel myself so my mother stands behind me and pushes my back on the swing until I gain some motion and she leaves me alone to my own mechanics.

I close my eyes and kick harder, toes pointing skyward. Gravity helps me as my seat become airborne. Perhaps my chains will snap and I am catapulted into the blue sky!

I imagine once I am in the air I can fly. My little arms pump furiously as I crest the clouds. A bird passes me and we race, souring and dipping, wind whipping my hair, legs swimming behind me.

I'm not sure if all children imagine such things on park swings, but I know I can fly.

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swinging on my porch

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Wow! Yes, I liked your freewrite of today and more because I believe that there is not a person in life that has not been on a swing and has not experienced the most diverse thoughts at the time of "flying". Very good @wandrnrose7...Greetings.

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Aww that's so cute! Yes, up, up and away!!