Leaving the Ground

Most of the time our footsteps are one in front of the other but there are times we leave our grounded self to go walking in the air.

These are chance moments, risky, but why not go out of the ordinary.

We “float in the midnight sky,” gliding over this life that is ours. We imagine shiny and new, we re-wrap.

Walking in the air is “taking the world by surprise” as well as ourselves.

We open our arms to joy.

It only takes a moment to leave the ground.

“Walking in the Air” is a holiday favorite of mine. Howard Blake wrote the song for the 1982 television adaptation of Raymond Briggs’ The Snowman, a seasonal English and Finnish favorite.

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