Slipping the Surly Bonds


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Words on Wednesdays

photo(20)One of my favorite aviation quotes is:

Courage is the price that life extracts for granting peace.
The soul that knows it not, knows no release from little things.
The soul that knows it not knows no release from little things.
Knows not the livid loneliness of fear,
Nor mountain heights, where bitter joy can hear
The sound of wings.

— Amelia Earhart

You can find more great aviation quotes in the two books “Slipping the Surly Bonds” and “The Air Up there” compiled by Dave English or visit his website (link below).

This week, I leave you with a snippet from a favorite poem by Whitman:

O madness amorous! O trembling!    
O to escape utterly from others’ anchors and holds!   
To drive free! to love free! to dash reckless and dangerous!    
To court destruction with taunts—with invitations!    
To ascend—to leap to the…

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