By Fly Aeolus
Fly Aeolus in the Dutch premium glossy magazine ‘Society World Magazine’. Click for PDF (Dutch). Here the intoduction of the article. It explains how Stefaan Ghijs got inspired by Aeolus, the Greek God of the wind.
The air taxi’s coming: FLy Aeolus
We start this story at the end of the 18th century. The Romantic poets of this time saw themselves as an
mouthpiece of nature. Nature inspired them to write the most beautiful texts.
Samuel Taylor Coleridge (1772 – 1834) was one of them. In the poem “The Aeolian Harp” compares Coleridge himself with a harp. After all, both the poet and the wind instrument are “fed” by nature. Like the wind flows through the harp, producing the most beautiful sounds, so nature, in all its facets, flows through the poet. The harp as a metaphor for the Romantic
poet: both as it were a conduit of divine inspiration. That inspiration from nature is infinite and timeless, as evidenced by the fact that two TU Delft students have recently allowed themselves to be inspired by Aeolus, the Greek God of the wind.