Friday, January 19, 2007


Takeoff: flight pattern over Brooklyn, NY. Summer 2006.
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"To fly as fast as thought, you must begin by knowing that you have already arrived." ~ Richard Bach
We sat on the rooftop terrace of the six floor Brooklyn apartment building and watched as airplanes took off from JFK. This day the flight pattern was directly overhead and they screamed by, one after another, destinations unknown.

Life is like this plane; at the beginning it rolls slowly, barely moving through infancy and early childhood. Then taxiing faster through those elementary years, sometimes almost grinding to a halt at times during junior high; but life then reaches that crossroads of adolescence and high school and with a pause at the head of the runway, it picks up speed.... faster and faster until the wheels lift skyward and you're on your way. Too soon the flight is over, to fast we fly through life; but .... what a ride!

Submission for PhotoFriday topic "fast". (end of post)

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