The Flight


The Himalayan legend says
there are beautiful white birds
that live completely in flight.
They are born in the air,

must learn to fly before falling
and die also in their flying.
Maybe you have been born
into such a life


with the bottom dropping out.
Maybe gravity is claiming you
and you feel

For the one who lives inside the fall,
the sky beneath the sky of all.

~Jennifer K. Sweeney

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  1. What a breathtaking picture, Michelle! Wow!

    • Thank you friend!!
      Just wanted you to know I’ve read every post of yours and am still enjoying you immensely. The last couple of have been extra spicy and I love that! I’ve been so remiss in my comments back to people I read and admire. I’ll be bugging you back over there real soon!!

  2. Absolutely stunning.

    Do you like Blues Traveler?

    Take a listen to Fledgling when you get a couple minutes:

    Raise your head
    Meagerest of fledglings
    And breathe in deep
    And cease to cry
    For life it beats within you
    To fix upon the sky
    And fix upon…

    The sky
    Is beckoning your coming
    Your feathered nest
    Has grown too small
    The wind
    Is here to greet you
    Spread your wings and simply fall …

    • I love how your mind goes immediately to music. This song is perfect and I’m so glad you shared. Thanks for your kind words on my pics. I veered away from the iPhone and used an actual camera for these. Birds that are cooperative subjects are helpful, too 🙂

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