When in Lebanon, I get my therapy in the clouds
Every time is as magical as the previous one and even though I now know what to expect, somehow, each new flight exceeds my expectations in different ways.
|Photo: G. Chedid - Paragliding Jounieh|
Jounieh was double the fun as we got enough time to fly twice and I even took the reins for a little while! That was insane!
Yes, I now consider myself a pilot and even made a t-shirt as evidence of my new status. If it is written on my chest, it must be true, right?
My real actual pilot was the gifted Georges Chedid.
I am always amazed at the amount of talent these boys demonstrate in a country where they have very little to no support. They make it all happen on their own and they do it with heart and professionalism.
I may be a dreamer or flying could be some sort of drug that my heart and soul long for but somehow, I trust these remarkable air geniuses with everything, my life included.
The sense of safety and control they manifest can only inspire respect and admiration and that is why I went all the way with some insane fun this time: we spiraled! Well, Georges spiraled, I screamed. But we did it in beautiful unison. See for yourselves:
|Video: G. Chedid - Paragliding Jounieh|
I am an urban girl. I have always lived in big, crowded (and very polluted) cities. Ehden is my exception because something within me always pulls me back up to the mountains.
The sea, on the other hand, not so much. I have lived in Dubai for 15 years and I probably go to the beach twice a year at the most. Quite ridiculous, I know. But I have no interest in being hot, wet and sticky. Especially not in sand.
That being said, I love watching and listening to the waves. And Jounieh's shore is stunning. The mere sight of it can bring an overwhelming feeling of calmness and beauty.
But to look at it from so high above was absolutely breathtaking. The sun was starting to move towards to surface of the water, glittering and dancing on the sea and it all felt so magical.
Somehow, looking down at this extraordinary manifestation from the sky made everything intensely surreal and the beauty of it all filled my soul with so much peace and happiness.
I am so grateful flying never fails me and it has become this constant. Every new flight is a complete state of mind, being and happiness and I fall in love all over again each time.
I flew, I blogged:
Ehden 2017 (1)
Ehden 2017 (2)
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