“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, —”
– these words from John Gillespie Magee’s famous poem High Flight are well-remembered from school memorizing assignments. I’ve also been humming the tune to Gordon Lightfoot’s “Early Morning Rain” – except there’s more than a dollar in my hand and it’s a clear sky.
Tomorrow I’ll be winging my way in a silver bird on high, westward bound to visit a girlfriend I haven’t seen for 25 years! To add to my excitement is a burbling feeling that I just might meet the perfect publisher of literary agent on the plane. “Dear Tony” the book is ready and available for publication; so send your good thoughts soaring and lift the dream higher.