Monday, May 30, 2011

Planes, Trains and Automobiles

We have purchased a museum pass here in Ottawa that includes The Museum of Science and Technology, The Aviation Museum and The Agricultural Museum. For a little girl who delights in all things mechanical, it's the ultimate in fun!

A's a blur as she spins merrily through the Aviation Museum

Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed, and joined the tumbling mirth
Of sun-split clouds - and done a hundred things
You have not dreamed of - wheeled and soared and swung
High in the sunlit silence. Hov'ring there
I've chased the shouting wind along, and flung
My eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious, burning blue,
I've topped the windswept heights with easy grace
Where never lark, or even eagle flew -
And, while with silent lifting mind I've trod
The high unsurpassed sanctity of space,
Put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Gillespie Magee
No 412 squadron, RCAF
Killed 11 December 1941

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