Tuesday, March 18, 2008

High Flight


This morning was the first time in a long time I darkened the doorway of a church. It wasn't to worship or sing praises, but to bid farewell to a young student pilot who died in the course of a training mission. The church was filled to capacity so the group I was in sat in another room, also filled to capacity. These people weren't under any orders or compulsion to show up, many didn't know him, in fact I had only spoken to him a couple times while in the squadron. The reason people came was a sense of comradeship and brotherhood. Everyone in that room shared bond with the Lieutenant, his family, and each other, and had come not to say goodbye as much as to celebrate the wonderful person he was and will remain to us all. His death a tragedy, but the love and light he brought into the world a miracle, and though he may not be here physically the warmth he brought lingers on.

14 Comments:

At 1:07 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

At the present moment, I wish You understood Swedish, 'cause it is hard to find the right words in a foreign language when You are moved.

I think this post is a sincere act of brotherhood, as well as the closeness at church. Sharing emotions is love!!!

 
At 1:17 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

If I understand Your last comment at my blog right; You consider me or my post as heartless.

Art has always been, and will always remain a form of expression that reveals Your inner focus at that time. It might as well be thoughts as emotions You yourself wasn't aware of You had. Or it is a manifest, a purpose to carry a message to the one exposed to the art. The creation always has a purpose, even if the artist him/her-selves aren't fully aware of it. In the light of this, we sometimes create posts that have the meaning of generate igniting sparks, to further discussion upon the "theme".

My question; Why do You look upon me or my post as more heartless than others, in Your near cyberneighbourhood?

My post has not a person in focus, but a historical phenomena. Do I hurt anyone due to that I want to awake a discussion upon a 2000 year old saga?

(( hug ))

 
At 2:55 AM, Blogger Little Lamb said...

Funerals are very sad for those left behind.

 
At 5:15 AM, Blogger Damsel Underdressed said...

Sorry about the loss in your community. That is very tragic.

 
At 5:53 AM, Blogger Ruela said...

hug!

 
At 7:13 AM, Blogger Jack K. said...

What a wonderful way to celebrate another human being.

He might be gone in body, but his spirit lives on.

We are all blessed for it.

 
At 7:56 AM, Blogger /t. said...

life
is short
enough anyway
&
then you never know

/t.

 
At 2:28 PM, Blogger Dino aka Katy said...

the comradeship in the military alway impressed and moved me

 
At 5:24 PM, Blogger foam said...

yes, what a tragedy ..
as you said previously ..
he will live on in those who have loved and cherished him ..

 
At 10:09 PM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

A-L: No harm intended I love your Blog and it has a lot of heart. I was just making a play on the words "hackers and heart" and hackers hacking into heavy hearts - a pun about the heart post and nothing more and not an attack on you or your blog. Sorry if I upset you, that was not my intent.

 
At 10:29 PM, Blogger Keshi said...

tragic!

Keshi.

 
At 12:19 AM, Blogger ANNA-LYS said...

I did relate it to the post You wrote the comment in :-)

You did not upset me, I was only sorry If I had hurt You, with my post. I seem to have a negative effect on some cyberians.

This witch has left for Blåkulla, just waving bye when I pass by on my broomstick.

<3

 
At 5:32 AM, Blogger The Phosgene Kid said...

Have a good trip!!

 
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