Let me introduce you to Ricardo Diniz.... An old friend of Teresa
who with great patience and humility was teaching me to fly a para-glider from February to late May this year.....
My "incident" has been recorded. It was all my fault - and Ricardo ensured I was treated properly and with due care through the painful hours after the "landing"......
Today I made the "painful" but necessary decission NOT to continue with this amazing sport. See my earlier deviations..
The welcome I received from Ricardo and the rest of the "fliers" was both stunning and humbling - and I am invited to join then any time for photos (they like my work) and "tandem flights" whenever!!!! Truly I have some great friends..
There is a poem to accompany these shots - It expresses my admiration for Ricardo
Under A Wing With A Prayer In Your Heart
Living life on a wing and a prayer,
Basically hoping you won't "crash and burn",
Can this describe the best life you can live,
An existence filled with fear, doubt and pain?
Sounds like a modern day investment policy,
Used all too often in recent years by some,
Bankers and gamblers, politicians by another name,
Sounds like a recipe for a disaster, pray to get by?
But life is for living, eyes open, with hope and love so,
How about "under a wing with a prayer in your heart"?
Thank you my dear friend, you really taught me how to fly,
Free of the noise, wind in my face, up there with the birds.
Where feathered wings show you th