People Can Fly!

thorn tree I took a photo of
@bluesa (12836)
Johannesburg, South Africa
November 15, 2017 8:01am CST
I was talking to my Mom this morning and she remembered a very funny childhood incident. She says, that what occurred that day proved people can fly! She was visiting her Aunt and would spend her summers on her Aunts farm. One day she was crossing a field, when she heard a very odd noise behind her, she was about 10 years old at the time and a very skinny young girl. So, she heard this strange noise behind her and turned to see a very large bull pawing the ground and snorting, with its eyes aimed right at her! Before she could do anything, it started to charge at her, the field was quite large, but in the distance, she spotted a few trees. She ran for those trees with all she had in her! To when she got to one of the trees scramble up it and sit on a branch! Once the bull had moved on and my Mom had calmed down, she realised she was stuck!  She couldn't get back down the tree! And she had to wait for her cousins to find her, when they did find her, they couldn't believe she had got up that tree! They needed a ladder to get to her! The branch she was sitting on was so high off the ground, they needed a ladder to get to her! And that is when the one cousin, said to my Mom, "I guess people can fly, because that is the only way you got up this tree!" Well, like my Mom says, it was either that, or she walked on air! Photo is mine.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
15 Nov
What a story!!! Fear would make me fly, too! I suppose adrenaline kicks in when we face fear and become superhuman.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
Yes, by the sounds of it there are moments we become superhuman if needs be.
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@DianneN (59691)
• United States
17 Nov
@bluesa When Pigs Fly. Lol!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov
@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
15 Nov
I never thought that the fear can make you fly.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
, Anna, nor did I, but if she didn't fly then she definitely walked on air
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@LadyDuck (122362)
• Switzerland
16 Nov
@bluesa I would be also scared, being chased by a bull is not funny.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov
@LadyDuck she can laugh about it now
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
16 Nov
If I was being chased by an angry bull, I would someone manage to learn how to fly too! What a cool story told by your mom!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
Lol! Same here, Jeff! Thanks, my Mom had a lot of adventures visiting that farm!
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@moffittjc (35735)
• Gainesville, Florida
20 Nov
@bluesa I can imagine life on a farm is full of adventures!
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
15 Nov
Oh that is funny. I'm happy she was safe from the nasty bull
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
thanks, She also had a good chuckle telling me the story. I am happy she made it up that tree
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@FayeHazel (11811)
• United States
16 Nov
@bluesa Me too, I wouldn't want her to have a stand off with that bull lol
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@1hopefulman (20372)
• Canada
16 Nov
I think she got a little help from the bull. They do say that when our adrenaline is high that we can do amazing feats and your mom proved the point. It's funny now but I'm sure that when she saw the bull she wasn't laughing.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov
Yes, that bull was the motivation to take flight ! Yes, at that time she was too busy running to laugh!
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@ridingbet (38053)
• Philippines
16 Nov
that is adrenaline rush if one can climb a tree that seems not accessible to others
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
I agree, It was the only way she made it up that tree.
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@Corbin5 (81872)
• United States
15 Nov
I bet your mom climbed that tree as fast as she could. Glad she was rescued!!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
She says she just remembers being up in the tree without really knowing how she got her butt on the branch! Thanks, me too!
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@shaggin (26951)
• United States
15 Nov
That is an amazing story really makes you wonder if it was adreneline or a guardain angel helping her. I dream very often I can fly.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
I like to think it was a bit of both. I used to dream I could fly when I was young. :)
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@YrNemo (8678)
17 Nov
Made me think of cats which after running from dogs, found themselves stuck on top of some trees and couldn't get down later. Your poor mom! Her survival instinct was incredible. (I heard similar cases, where people ran from bulls/aggressive dogs, end up jumping over very high fences or climbed certain poles which no human being could do in normal situations.)
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov
my Moms survival instinct went into hyperspeed! I am so proud she made it up that tree!
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@YrNemo (8678)
18 Nov
@bluesa Can't stop feeling amused, thinking of her 'flying' to the top of that tree! Your poor mom!
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
20 Nov
@YrNemo don't worry, my Mom had a very good laugh telling me about this incident!
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• Canada
16 Nov
It kinda reminds me of stories about ppl who had to move cars in emergency situations, sometimes when we really *need* to, we act more intensely then under normal circumstances (like an angry bull;P). The interesting thing is, when we realize we could do something all along, then that can become a tool...and, we can become something more then what we once thought we were, or we realize that we are more then we thought we were.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
Hmmm....that superhuman burst of energy :) . But, once the danger has passed and that burst of energy dissipates, would we be able to do that again...? But it does make us realise we are capable of much. :)
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• Canada
16 Nov
@bluesa actually, I think we could be capabale of that even if the danger is passed, because the deciding factor is of course mere motivation (in this case, fear). Like, the bull, or fear of the bull, was motivation, everything else was the same, and it was always there. That's one of the things in martial arts, you are trying to discipline your mind, and your body to follow your mind...the body of course does not want to follow, but, we discipline the body-and that is why, a lot of martial arts, when they did not serve military function, still had the function of meditation-as you can see I am still attempting to articulate that in my own life;P.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov
@HebrewGreekStudies I really need to consider martial arts. But, yes with training and discipline, I think we could do more. You are doing better than I ;P
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@dgobucks226 (6811)
15 Nov
That was some adrenaline rush
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
16 Nov
From how she made it onto that branch, I agree
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17 Nov
@bluesa Fight or flight! The flight was a smart move
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
17 Nov
@dgobucks226 I have to agree! Flight was the smart move!
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@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
16 Nov
maybe your mother had fly because of adrenaline rush. Maybe people could to that like jumping to a very high fence only to left thinking how they'd do that impossible thing.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov
Yes, it was definitely adrenalin that helped her accomplish that.
@ilocosboy (33294)
• Philippines
18 Nov
our superpowers come out during those times.
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@tzwrites (3814)
• Romania
18 Nov
When you're in a panic I think you can climb extremely high up without realising.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
21 Nov
I think so too, because otherwise I don't know how else she got up that tree.
@cahaya1983 (9678)
• Malaysia
17 Nov
Maybe fear is all we need to make us fly! I've heard similar stories about people being able to jump over a very high wall or fence when they got chased by a dog.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov
fear does seem to be the incentive for great feats
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@BelleStarr (32085)
• Portland, Connecticut
17 Nov
It is quite amazing what a little adrenaline can help a person do isn't it lol Become lighter than air.
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@bluesa (12836)
• Johannesburg, South Africa
18 Nov
as light as an air balloon in flight!
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