Everyone’s a VIP to someone

Bonellis eagle (Aquila fasciata)

I had just finished swimming back and forth across the lake yesterday
and was back on my bike, drying off in the hot wind, cycling along a
beautiful road with sparse woodland on one side and a strip of marsh
then willows on the other.

I had the Go Team tune ‘Everyone’s a VIP to someone’ in my ears, which
as Harry pointed out, is perfect for cruising through the Swiss Alps.

There were a lot of eagles flying around quite near above the willows,
and then to my left one took off and flew along side for about 100m.
It must have been about 4-5 metres away, its huge wings slow
whoooooooomp —- whooooooomp —- whooooomping, head set dead ahead –
it was stunning. One of those perfect moments where everything is good
and beautiful.

Ed Dowding

Ed Dowding

Founder, strategist, writer, gadfly, TED talker, world-record holder, and (foolishly) reality-TV farmer. DOES: Innovation, Product, Advocacy THINKS: Regenerative Systems, Institution design, 300 year horizons

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