Monday, August 2, 2010

High Flight and the Hidden Park Bench

Man has always dreamed of flight...

*High Flight*

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, untrespassed sanctity of space, 
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God.
--John Gillespie Magee, Jr.

This easy to miss bench and plaque are located at corner of Glorietta Boulevard and Ynez Place, overlooking the Coronado Yacht Club.  Don't you love finding little gems like this?

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