To those of my family who find internet navigation a little confusing: If you want to know what I was listening to while I was putting together this album, click the links between the pictures. Right-click to open YouTube in a new window if you want to listen while you look at the photos; or you can click the link to go to YouTube, and then click back to return to the blog.
Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of Earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds, — and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of — wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there,
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air. . . .
Up, up the long, delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or ever eagle flew —
And, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
The high untrespassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
~ High Flight, John Gillespie Magee Jr.