February 5, 2011

Flight

When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with all other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.
John Muir, 'Travels in Alaska', 1915

Within all of us is a varying amount of space lint and star dust, the residue from our creation. Most are too busy to notice it, and it is stronger in some than in others. It is strongest in those of us who fly and is responsible for an unconscious, subtle desire to slip into some wings and try for the elusive boundaries of our origin.
K O Eckland, 'Footprints on Clouds'

3 comments:

Teresa Evangeline said...

This is wonderful, Chris. Both quotes are new to me and Very nice. I really like the photo of the wing - a magical image.

Basket gal said...

Lovely quotes. I took you literally on this post and flew to the Palm Springs for the week! I took some photos from the plane while I waved at your hometown as we flew over and will post soon:)

Sea Mist and Sunsets said...

BG,
Glad you two took two were able take to the skies. You know I love photos of the CA terrain from the air. Looking forward to them.
Hugs,
Chris

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