Come Fly Away

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Come fly away with me

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to a place we want to be

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up high in the cottony clouds

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where anything is allowed

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where soft winds blow

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and spirits glow

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where life is free

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for he and she and me

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we’ll take flight

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toward the light

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and smile and laugh and sing

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in a basket tied with string

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we will float

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in our air-filled boat

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with the utmost ease

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in the gentle breeze

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and leave behind

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the ties that bind.

A couple of weeks ago, Hubby and I spent a Saturday evening watching a multitude of hot air balloons lift off and fly away at the Western Pennsylvania Balloon Quest in New Castle, PA.  The weather was a bit “iffy,” and take-offs were delayed, but Mother Nature cooperated, to our great fortune, and we were able to experience this beauty.

I’m a bit of a ninny poo poo when it comes to daring adventures of height like this, but oh how I wish I were brave enough.  Maybe some day.  For now, it was lovely to experience from the ground and dream of far away places that can only be reached by going where the gentle wind blows us.

Cheers & Hugs,
Jodi

 

45 thoughts on “Come Fly Away

  1. Oh my gosh! I thought you were on vacation or something because I stopped getting your daily posts in my email. I was hoping something had not happened to you! I don’t know why they just stopped being sent to me. I will have to refollow you to get your posts in my email again.

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  2. Those festivals are a beautiful sight, especially in the early morning. Like you, it’s something I always wanted to do but my fear of heights and motion sickness always got in the way. Maybe one day..:)

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  3. I’d say go for it, Jodi… although I don’t think I would myself… just hanging under hot air like that…eek!
    Great photos, though. I love these drifts (or floats!) of balloons – they’re magical to watch.

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  4. We have an annual balloon race here in St. Louis, and it is so much fun to watch them take off! They are incredibly beautiful. Like you, I toy with the idea of taking a balloon ride sometime, but I don’t think I’ll ever be brave enough. I’ll have to be content with watching from the ground. Thanks for hearing these pictures! They were great!

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