I Will Fly … High!
We (all of us) are the compilation of our journey through life – our struggles, our sorrows, our joys and successes.
Birds fly. They, with glorious feathered wings, descend into the heavens to soar high above the sky – ennobled through their freedom of flying.
We humans are earthbound it seems, forever to have our feet on the earth of the ground.
But is this a truth? Are we? After all we are creatures of our own making. Do we not control our destinies, chose the direction we would follow?
Perhaps … if we so desire … we can set free our imaginations, our dreams and we too can fly.
Fly today my friends, fly high…touch the sky!
To Touch the Sky
I would fly
if I could,
I might close my eyes,
spreading arms open wide
and rise up
touch the sky.
And now that I think on it
a simply thing – this flying.
Today, I believe,
I will fly.
56 thoughts on “I Will Fly … High!”
Aw! Beautiful words. x
Thank you Natalie and thank you for the visit. I appreciate you stopping by very much! Again my thanks, Enjoy your weekend ~ Penny 🙂
I will soar with wings like an eagle.. A fine and inspirational poem
Thank you very much Celestine! 🙂
This is a lovely and inspiring write!
Thank you Christy. Even as a child I envied the birds their freedom. I appreciate your compliments and your visit. I hope your day has been going well for you, Penny 🙂
With imagination we can never be bored, I love to fly high and it would be great to have a birdseye view of your imagination. Once again you provided my happy and positive fixes for the day.
Always my pleasure to do so with you Steve, yes it is! 🙂
Fly high Penny. I hear all one needs to do to fly is to think happy thoughts…. 😉
I believe you are correct. You fly high also…reach the stars my friend, Penny 🙂
Very inspired me
Thank you, I am so pleased that I offered inspiration for you, and thank you for stopping by to visit, warm thoughts to you, Penny 🙂
Post is truly beautiful , you like my predecessors, I believe that you have an extraordinary background. thank you very much for your thoughts, shareto us with love stefan
Thank you so very much. Your words of praise are very special to me, I thank you from my heart my friend, sending the warmest of thoughts this evening, Penny
As long as we have imagination, we can fly! Lovely words Penny!
Thanks, I agree with you. Imagination is one of the best gifts we have! Thank you for the very nice compliment, I hope your weekend has been a good one for you, Penny 🙂
I like the new background of your site. Or maybe I just missed it before.
Thanks meme, nope you didn’t miss it before, just changed it a few days ago. I got tired of the old boring black background :), I’m glad you like it my friend, hows the weather treating you? Penny
My husband has always spoken to me about the dreams he often experiences of flying and until just recently, I had never had any. I often wondered what it would be like and now I know the freedom, the liberation of mind, body, and soul. Thank you Penny for the amazing photos and your inspiring blog. 🙂
You’re welcome LuAnn, It is amazing how many dream of flying, to just imagine – is wonderful – to actual well “fly” perfectly heavenly I would think. I took flying lessons for awhile (and apart from the considerable noise in the cockpit) It was probably as close as I will actually ever come, still the sense of flying from the pilot’s seat and the view were wonderful ones. Hope your weekend was excellent my friend, warm wishes your way this day, Penny xx
So beautiful and inspiring. Thanks Penny!
Thank you so much, Inspiring is my goal, if even one person is inspired then I am a very happy person, hoping your weekend was a good one for you my friend, Penny
What an incredible post Penny. I feel so uplifted by your words, energy and beautiful photos. Such a perfect and delightful blend of thoughts and beauty. It felt like a refreshing breeze blowing through me. Thank you thank you. It was also a joy to see these lovely new photos of you. Thank you.
Thank you very much Rick, I always appreciate your visits and so welcome your comments. Thank you for your lovely compliments, I write and paint and take/present pictures of what moves me in life and pass on to others as I can, thanks again my friend, Penny
What a beautiful sentiment and poem and photograph, Penny!! Love it!
Thank you Letizia for visiting me today, and for your very lovely compliments. I do appreciate you very much my friend, Penny xx
AnElephantCant fly over the rainbow
AnElephantCant fly like a jumbo
He has realised
He can’t soar through the skies
Because sadly this Elephant is not Dumbo
Great blog, and 4 beautiful pictures.
Thank you. Well maybe anelephantcan’t fly but his poetry certainly does! Warm wishes for a lovely evening my friend, Penny 🙂
Reminds me of an old song (by ABBA I think but I could be [and usually are] wrong) one that is not very well known.
♫Flying hi-i-igh, I’m a bird in the sky
I’m an eagle that rides on the breeze♪
We each have the ability to let ourselves go, close our eyes and let our imagination take us wherever we want to go.
Your words are, as usual, spot on and terrific.
Thanks Alastair, you also are spot on, I’m an Abba nut (from the same place – ancestors wise), their song is EAGLE http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9Q2g2MPXPuY enjoy! Penny 🙂
Thank you Penny 😀
I was sure I had heard this many years ago, but my parents kept telling me it didn’t exist. LOL. So glad I wasn’t going mad.
I got a friend who has moved to Norway (not quite Sweden, but close 😉 )
Well actually Alastair, I was thinking more Scandinavian, I’m 3rd generation Norwegian, thru and thru, which means my ancestors were Vikings, yea go team, actually they were horrible in some ways and amazing (travellers) in others so I’m sorta proud of them! 🙂
We loves the Vikings here (or I do) 😀 Two of the most famous ones – Hengist and Horsa (or Hengest and Hors) are buried about five miles from where I was born. As a result, two ferries that used to leave from Folkestone were named the Hengist and Horsa, with the former being beached when we had a bad hurricane in 1987.
There was also a Viking long boat about 20-25 miles round the coast from us, I don’t know if it’s still there. They invaded our country and then saw off all-comers until the Romans decided enough was enough and came en-masse. Haha talking about Vikings can get me chatting for days LOL
I’m glad to know at least you think well of the Vikings, Alastair. I love them best for their love of exploring the world, they truly were among the best when it came to going beyond the known boundaries! 🙂 Great story about Ferries.
They were. Those long boats, the way they decorated them, and the distance they managed to get in them. To think of the weathers they had to travel through and with little knowledge at first as to where they were headed. Rowed as well. Huge stamina, great boat makers and occasionally compassionate. I have great admiration for them
I think I’m going to have to see if the boat is still up at the Bay, and if it is go visit it 😀
If you go please take photographs! 🙂
You can guarantee it 😀
Beautiful 🙂 spread your wings, dare to dream, teach your soul to fly. You just have to believe you can 🙂
Fantastic, Penny. My favourite dreams are of flying! 😀
Isn’t that fascinating dianne, we dream of flying, (I do too) I wonder if it’s some subliminal kind of thing. It is a wonderful feeling though, thank you my friend, I hope your next dream is filled with you flying through a blue sky over green grassy meadows! sending warm thoughts your way, Penny
Thank you, Penny 🙂
This concept of flying sounds soooo appealing to me! I would not have to sit in an airplane seat to travel – could you imagine how cool that would be? No dealing with this messed up femur joint — Ahhhh– I am going of to sleep now and planning to dream of your inspiring vision! May just fly on over to visit with you and Christina for coffee in the am too ! ~ Much Love dear friend!! xo
Please fly on over Roblyn, love to have you, Will have the coffee steaming hot and ready my friend, sleep well tonight, Much love to you also, Penny xx
I’m ready to fly to a new adventure. I need to prep my winds for flight!
xx Nighty-night 🙂 xx
I absolutely adore you Rosy, just so you know! Sweet dreams, my friend! 🙂
a very inspiring poem indeed..and lovely photos
Thank you so much, I watch birds soar through the air and they do seem so free don’t they? I appreciate your compliments again my thanks, Penny
Lovely poem and beautiful pictures. Thanks again for signing up to follow, Penny 🙂
You’re welcome Tracy, thank you for the visit and the very warm compliments, I do appreciate them.
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This post spoke to me this morning and just seemed appropriate. Penny has some wonderful thoughts on life and it’s worth visiting her. Enjoy the sunshine 🙂
Penny, you have no idea how appropriate your words are this morning. Today would have been my 40th wedding anniversary but nearly 10 years ago I opened my wings and flew. It took courage to embark on a solo life but I have no regrets. Likewise I have no regrest about the 30 years I was married – we had some brilliant times together but I changed and needed to move on and stretch these wings of mine.
It’s a beautiful sunny day here and I will use it to remember the amazing life we had together but also the brilliant times I have had since.
Sorry to ramble but you caught me at a vulnerable moment. Have a wonderful day and thankyou. 🙂
I understand. Those moments when we are brave enough to do what we need to do for ourselves is a glorious feeling (the struggles are still what they are but going for it…making that decision – truly life changing). I’m very pleased that my words added to your feelings of well-being! It’s okay to have vulnerable moments as long as you’re taking care of youself at the same time (which I think you are doing rather well!),You have an outstandingly wonderful day also my friend, I believe you’ve earned it! sending love your way, Hey thanks for the reblog, you sweetie you, Penny xo
Thank you so very much. Glad to see you here, my friend, I do appreciate you!!! Penny 🙂
How beautiful, Penny, and the pictures. . .awesome! ❤Love❤ it!