Essay about Analysis Of Wilbur Wright 's ' The Great Gatsby '

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View From Above More than anything else the sensation is one of perfect peace mingled with an excitement that strains every nerve to the utmost, if you can conceive of such a combination. — Wilbur Wright: one of the first men to experience the sense of flying
~ ~ ~ Looking down, I see the fields of the Snohomish Valley. I see the twisting, glistening river as it flows out towards the sound. I see the roads lit with the reflections of the sun on the paint, the little toy cars driving themselves, rushing to their destinations, clueless to how small they appear to me from up here. My stomach is in a constant state of flipping; like when you wake up from a dream where you just fell or took a large jump. It 's the jolting feeling that makes you feel like your stomach is currently sharing space with your esophagus. Wilbur Wright 's statement rings truer than ever as I take the throttle of the Cessna 152. I feel as though I can sense each individual whoosh of air as if the wind was part of me. I 'm giddy with excitement and my mouth hurts from smiling. I am in control of this metal bird. This is where I feel like I belong; up among the clouds, one with the birds. But humankind isn 't meant to be here. Many men lost their lives experimenting with various flying machines. Accidents today still occur, often much rarer than they used to be. There 's just something about being up there that allows one to feel free and untethered to things that…

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