High Flight 2015

I trust your flying this past year was very memorable, and hope that all your dreams of flight become reality in The New Year.

I’ll sign-off 2015 with another posting of “High Flight.” Shalom to you and Merry Christmas!

“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;

Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo flight level 23K at 286 knots
High Flight, Flight level 23K at 286 knots, Cirrus Perspective SR22TN Turbo

Sunward I’ve climbed and joined the tumbling mirth
 of sun-split clouds, –
And done a hundred things
 You have not dreamed of —
Wheeled and soared and swung
 high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there, I’ve chased the shouting wind along,
And flung
 my eager craft through footless halls of air . . .

Up, up the long, delirious, burning blue
I’ve topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace.
Where never lark, or even eagle flew;

And, while with silent, lifting mind I’ve trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and [sought] the face of God.”

In memory of the author: John Gillespie Magee, Jr.
an American aviator with RCAF and son of Christian Missionaries

2014 Ex 33:18-23; 2 Chr 7:14;
2015 PS 19:1

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