Tuesday, July 10, 2012

Thousand: Eight Hundred Five

territory? “The breeze of freedom unfurls every flag. It shall not lift the wings of those who strive to steal it for tyrants.” Or: “Let no nation try to take the air for its own. The air belongs to every man, to every infant crying out in her crib! The air will be clear from sea level to the stratosphere; the clouds of war driving their shadows across the face of the sun shall not justify the smoke of gunpowder and the sputtering exhaust of brightly painted little fighting planes.” Sorties from all the warring parties seemed to go down


Elisabeth said...

Recently i heard a rumour they might begin to charge for air, just as they now charge for water here. A scary thought, inspired by this beautiful writing.

Glenn Ingersoll said...

I remember passing an Oxygen bar at the airport once. They were offering different "flavored" (scented?) oxygen from tanks. I thought it would be a fad, if its investors were lucky. But I don't think it even got that far.

On the other hand, according to a Google search, such things still exist.