Checklist printed
I can now begin.
Boots removed: tick.
Hair trimmed: yep, so I can see (I cringe when I think how it was)
Window opened wide: yes, of course. Had to chip away at the hinge to make that happen!
Tonight’s the night!

I breathe deeply
Long and deep…

The night’s calm
Full Moon, little mist
I stand on the ledge, lean forward
And lift.

Out for a spin, as they say.
A short flight tonight and see what stems from there
This is how to live!
Free and with the elements

Posted by Tom Merriman

A future writer living in the present day

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  1. Glad you got the window open.. The Moon was shadowed by the clouds last night Tom here.. But I am pleased you got to flex your wings.. πŸ™‚ and have a whirl of a time. πŸ™‚

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    1. When I get out there, Sue, I have a whale of a time! The wings get a really good airing!

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      1. Brilliant…. πŸ™‚ who knows the dreamer may bump into you one starry night.. πŸ™‚

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        1. We never know… maybe one day as we’re both floating around amongst the stars!

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  2. Sometimes freedom takes a little preparation but you make us see that it is worth it in order to take flight – a soaring poem πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks, Jae. Yes, a little preparation for freedom is always worthwhile! Even just a deep breath helps.

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  3. As someone who has to live by a pretty tight schedule, the thought of living free and with the elements is very appealing!

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    1. Hi Cara, yes, I know what you’re saying! My schedule is tight at present as well, so those little elemental breaks are a must!

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  4. The trick to flying is simple enough – kind of harder to do.

    Take a deep breath, throw yourself at the ground – and miss… πŸ™‚

    God Bless and huge hugs my friend!!! πŸ™‚

    Prenin.

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    1. I missed the other night I’m pleased to say, Prenin! πŸ˜€

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  5. Well done indeed.
    Was this with or without a broom? πŸ™‚

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    1. Most definitely without, thanks, Col. The brooms are only used in October for ceremonial purposes.

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      1. That’s when you bring in sweeping changes?

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        1. That’s normally the intention, Col, but usually I just bring in sweeping statements… so no change there really at all…

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  6. So few people realize how simple it is to fly away at night (preferably in our dreams). Clearly you are a past master at it shedding the boots and long hair first. I might try it tonight!

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    1. Yes! Give it a go, Old Egg! It’s easy once you know how! (Even easier though in dreamland!)

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  7. Now I understand what you have been up to in the laboratory!!! You finally created a jet pack and flights are becoming common these days for you. Well done TL…Hope it was successful πŸ™‚ VK

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    1. Ah, I knew you’d see through my plans one day, VK!
      I have been flying high quite a lot lately, haven’t I?

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      1. Just make sure to ground yourself occasionally… Otherwise we might lose you and that would not be good… VK πŸ™‚

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        1. You’re right there, VK. I know the importance of being grounded (although some may same I’m half lost as it stands πŸ˜€ )

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  8. Oh the wonder of flying in dreams! Love this poem.

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    1. Thanks, Misky – yes, being out there amidst the elements is a wonderful feeling!

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