I’ve been reading a lot of science fiction lately — specifically the Dragonriders of Pern series – plus I just watched Avatar for the very first time (I know, I’m way behind everyone else on this one!) where, for those of you who still haven’t seen it (there are probably still a couple of you out there living under a rock somewhere) – they fly on dragon-like creatures! Because my overload on flying dragons, I’ve been dreaming a lot about flying dragons! I was entranced by dragons when I was a teenager and even collected anything to do with dragons for a long time. I bought books on dragons and had necklaces with jeweled eyed dragons. I was really quite taken with them.
Due to my renewed love of dragons, I have decided that we really need to find some of these delightful creatures so I can use my money for food instead of gas for my car!! Think how awesome that would be — I could fly to work – and even teleport to where I want to go (in the Pern novels, the dragons can go instantly to anywhere the rider is thinking about – way cool!). I know I would have to feed the dragon — but it has to be less costly to keep a herd of cattle than to fill up my tank of my car weekly at almost $4 a gallon!!!!
Have a dragon would be way cooler than being transported as in Star Trek – with less chance of all of my molecules being scattered or misaligned at the other end. There is the chance of falling from great heights — but with the proper harnesses, I think that could be overcome quite easily. I could even hire myself out to take people across the globe — and I wouldn’t charge them extra for their luggage!
I’m pretty sure having a dragon would be the way to solve a lot of the energy problems — wouldn’t have to use all the fossil fuel to drive cars, less of a carbon footprint and a truly natural answer to transportation problem — plus, you could probably use them to keep your house warm in the winter — and even supply you with an unlimited amount of hot water.
Although there may be a few drawbacks to owning a dragon (road rage could get a little ugly with the whole flame thing) – I still think owning my own dragon would solve so many problems — but I am going to have to find a place with a bigger garage.