Sunday, July 3, 2011

a june bug july



With July gaining speed to fly, tearing away the pencil scrawled month of June from the calendar on the wall, my thoughts just naturally drifted to blue flight and a postcard from paradise of sorts, of the infamous Albany Flier, piloted by Glenn Curtiss 103 years ago, the first flight in the USA traveling one kilometer.

And Flight always reminds me of composer Michael Kamen's lifting end theme to From The Earth To The Moon.

Close your eyes and just soar:

4 Comments:

Blogger Fran aka Redondowriter said...

What an exciting time this had to have been. My dad was born in 1898 and was always drawn to aircraft and automobiles. Beautiful music, too. I'm listening as I type.

7/03/2011 11:34 PM  
Blogger Noelle Renee said...

I had not heard of this flight. I am glad to know of it. I was deeply moved by the music. I closed my eyes and listened. You are right. It does carry you to great heights. Thank you for sharing such a beautiful piece of art and a bit of history.
Noelle
http://indabaonevoice.blogspot.com/

7/04/2011 12:22 AM  
Blogger Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Curtiss was soaring in his day. Now we soar higher. Are there no limits to joy???!!!

7/04/2011 11:48 AM  
Blogger rebecca said...

i am plaster splattered...and in the clouds with you. i love your sepia world of nostalgia and honoring.
you have an eye for beauty and a heart for clever words...
june bug july indeed!

i look forward to your haiku, the chance to marvel at your tiny gem offerings...
to have you join in postcards from paradise, somersaults my week into twice as SWEET!

7/04/2011 1:43 PM  

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