Falling or flying?

In memory of the 3rd anniversary of the start of the Iraq War II the pic of ‘The Falling Man’ from 9/11.

“He is, fifteen seconds past 9:41 a.m. EST, the moment the picture is taken, in the clutches of pure physics, accelerating at a rate of thirty-two feet per second squared. He will soon be traveling at upwards of 150 miles per hour, and he is upside down.”

For me this counter-intuively is an image of freedom, not death.