“How to live with integrity and die with joy – in both cases empowered by fearlessness”
A mother and daughter engineering team create the ultimate paragliders, fly them better than anyone in the world, and accomplish the ultimate beneficial mission at the behest of an alien presence representing all life in the universe dedicated to the prevention of human presence spreading.
On a mission as ostensibly insane as the ancient Maya sending missionaries of reason throughout Earth the brilliant Jack family, creators of the ultimate powerless flying machine are not in ancient Maya glory. They are vital to a graceful collapse of sillyvization.
You should feel tired after that paragraph. Every member of the MoM Team is fatigued with the realization of the immensity and necessity of the project they have undertaken.
Canning Jack and her mother Rachel comprise another kind of team as well. They are like one of those mother daughter commercials that advertisers know will pluck on the heart strings of mothers and daughters.
Like her mother, Canning is a physicist and engineer. Love of the sky has driven them to fulfill the prophecy of Leonardo da Vinci. “Once you have flown you will always look to the sky for there you have been and there you long to return.”