Every time I take off….

Erin - Reston, Virginia
Entered on August 28, 2008
Age Group: 30 - 50
Themes: change, place

Every time I take off from any airport, anywhere, I take a moment.

It is a moment when I think of where I have been – a child in Maine so ong time ago when flying was so foreign, so amazing.

Where flying to another country was such a wonder, something reserved for special people. Never a young girl in a place where girls only married or became teachers.

And yet – I fly.

Many times, I fly. To help developing countries, to post war states. To serve my country, to make things better.

And each time, every time, as the plane lifts, I marvel in how far one person can go.

Many times I fly.