How can you compare these two flights? The seagull! a scavenger who soars in search of cast away food, from boats, from picnics, from human tips. She is not elegant in her life but oh when she soars through the clouds and swoops with each downdraft her beauty is beyond our comprehension.
These missiles of steel serve no purpose in war, they are created to entertain with their plumes of colour. Yes they twist and they dive and they speed through the air, but they are not majestical they are not living. They don’t share the skies they cut through them, disregarding their beauty, they are no more than a painted white canvass. But they are no masterpiece, we are amazed at their feat of engineering not their exquisite dance.