Wind in the Wings

I saw you today.

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You soared over the treetops. Your sharp eyes locked mine as I watched the feathers on your breast ruffle in the wind.

You arced slowly above turning gracefully as you passed.

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Entrancing me with your pose, you dipped, and paused for my gaze.

I knew you knew me. I knew you, too. Today, of all days, I wanted a sign. More than anything, I pleaded, let your spirit be known.

As it always is….in nature….in life….in everything wild and free.

And there you were, just as I hoped.

More majestic, and beautiful than I could ever imagine. But so perfect…so utterly perfect.

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The wind called.

Greater heights beckoned.

You had to go.

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Higher and higher to the heavens you must return.

I soaked in every moment with you. I watched. I followed. I wished for the wind to bring you back. Just once more by Dad, I have my camera ready now.

By then, you were just a speck in the sky.

I know, your spirit is like the wind in your wings. It takes you where you need to be.

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You can no more deny your calling than I could stop the forces that call you.

But your beauty, your protection, and your message. It was not lost on me. And my soul yearned to fly with you.

I knew I would see you today.

If I just opened my eyes……and looked up.

Happy Birthday Dad. May your journey always continue.

I see you.

Gary L. Sims Dec 4, 1946-Dec 7, 2009

22 thoughts on “Wind in the Wings

  1. Beautiful words, Angelia. This piece of writing was straight from your heart. I am sure your Dad’s blessings are always with you and he is going to inspire you throughout this journey of life.

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  2. Angelia, this post (both photos and words) touched me so deeply, having just lost my mother.

    And to share Kimberly’s comment….” simply perfection.”

    Thank you, my friend. Thank you!

    X

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  3. Angelia, that is beautiful, I know your dad is with you all the time as I felt my mother watch me grow from the little girl she had to leave, but I felt her watch me grow and I never wanted to disappoint her. You are wonderful and I know your D
    ad is happy! Love you.

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  4. What am amazing post, your words truly moved me.

    I always love images of birds, especially in flight! Perhaps it’s because I am plagued with bad luck when it comes to capturing birds! 😀

    Thank you for sharing.

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  5. Beautiful Beautiful tribute Angelia. You know, I sometimes feel a visit through birds as well. Don’t know what it is, it just is : )

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  6. Touching… His spirit is always with you…

    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Birthday to your Dad! .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥
    ˜”*°•.˜”*°•.˜”*°•.★★.•°*”˜.•°*”˜.•°*”˜”

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