Why fly?

Ok, so there I was in what I affectionately call my back yard, thinking about possibly raking up the leaves. That would have required a trip to the hardware store to see I could borrow a rake, although since we don't have lending hardware shops like libraries, I would have had to pay for one, I suppose. Distracted then, by such thoughts, I decided to attempt the one very simple instruction in the flying handbook: "Aim for the ground and miss." I spat out the mouthful of leaves and rubbed the dirt off my face accrued from my first failed attempt. A silly question came to mind - was I successful because I didn't miss? It sure didn't feel like flying, so the paradox of success/failure was a matter of semantics. So, then, I thought, maybe I need a sofa as a launch pad. Into the house I go, read the one guideline for flying, and fought gravity as best I could in fell swoop. Well, I didn't miss again and after expectorating a rather dry furball and rubbing my sore nose, I thought maybe I should ask someone here whether or not they've had any luck with this particular endeavor?

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