Ever wish you could fly?

11 thoughts on “Ever wish you could fly?”

  1. Hi Alison! I do always want to have a dream about flying and I sometimes do wish and imagine before going to sleep! Sometimes I even imagine that I am slowly floating on my bed as I fall asleep. 🙂
    I love Only a Witch Can Fly text and it was such a magical time for working on the picture book. Thank you for the great writing!

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  2. Sometimes I feel like I am flying through life. But sometimes I am just falling through it. …Maybe even if we are falling, which we are because we all will and know we will die, we should still enjoy ourselves on the way down. Maybe we will fall, but at least we still get to fly. Maybe we will die, but at least we will still get to live.

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  3. I’m going to watch the film ‘Fly Away Home’ this evening, I’ve not seen it before, but years ago in a French wildlife magazine I read the story of the people it was based on (I think). They raised some wild goslings, very carefully so they wouldn’t imprint on them wrongly, and then flew with them in microlights to show them where to go for the winter. But the really wonderful thing I thought was that the woman was pregnant at the time. Can you imagine the magic of flying with wild geese in your mother’s womb?

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  4. My dad is a pilot and even though he sold his plane before I turned one I think that I remember flying from before I was even born. He recently was able to afford another plane and has taken me flying again and I am completely at peace in the sky. Something about large banks of clouds and how they form their own city in the sky makes me think I could live there and be totally content. Thanks for your post!

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  5. Lucy, I loved that movie. The girl in it is exactly that perfect age of girl fierceness. What did you think?

    Charletta, there’s a poem that I want to send you when you’re older, called “Failing and Flying,” by Jack Gilbert.

    Mattie, what do you mean, that you remember flying from before you were even born? That is such a lovely line. I remember being born, but I don’t think I remember anything from before then.

    Trisha, thanks for the kind words, and also for pointing me to that review. I’m grateful!

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  6. Hi, I posted a review of “Only a Witch” yesterday on my site–and then saw your post here, now. I’ll go back and add a link to this. We share the same fantasy! My night dreams when I was small were of me floating through the air. Then, almost always when I’m standing near a cliff or some place high, I want to jump and soar. Fortunately I married a pilot, and so we fly often.

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