I love to surround myself with images that stir something deep inside of me. Among some of my most favourite ones are photos of Lilian Bland taking to the skies in the aeroplane she had designed and called 'Mayfly' - "It may fly - it may not!".
Utterly ropey and fragile, this aeroplane is fuelled less by the skilled craft of engineering than the sheer power of imagination, lust for adventure and desire. To me, these photos are like mirrors that show me what I want. I take one look at them and a flame is ignited inside of me:
THIS is how I want to live my life.
“The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars and in the middle you see the blue centerlight pop and everybody goes 'Awww!'" -Jack Kerouac
If you are one of the mad ones then I would LOVE to hear from you.
If you, too, yearn to live a life less ordinary, long for a way of being that fills your whole body with a sense of expansion and long to inhabit the zone that lies beyond the realm of routine, convention and social conditionings, if you want to lean into your fears, dig deep into your true potential and desires and have as yet unlived dreams; if you feel deep down that you could achieve so much more, that you have so much more to give and explore, that you are currently only expressing a fraction of your true potential, if walking the edge is your favourite terrain, if you are 'mad enough to think that you can save the world', if you get fired up by what is impossible, if you love and get the thrill of the thought 'It may fly - It may not!' - then I would LOVE to have a conversation with you.
What is YOUR Mayfly?
Is there a resonance inside of you when you read these words? But you can somehow not yet put into words what your own unique 'May-Fly' may be?
If the answer is YES! to some or all of these questions then I warmly invite you to get in touch.