“Know yourself. Be yourself. Love yourself. Seek goodness and be goodness. Seek beauty and be beauty. Seek love and be love.” ― Bryant McGill, Voice of Reason

22 May 2009

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth...Put out my hand and touched the face of God...

"2 killed in helicopter crash near Black Canyon City.
The small, experimental aircraft crashed about 1:30 p.m. Friday. The victims' names were not immediately available."

We may have lost newly-found friends today. Please pray for the friends and families of the pilot and passenger of the helicopter.

High Flight

Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.
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 uplifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God!

-"High Flight", a poem by John Gillespie Magee Jr., 1941

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