Friday, February 27, 2009

10 lines of poetry on why I fly

As I prepared to fly to Asia this week, some friends and family expressed concern about traveling to parts of the world the news portrays as unstable.

But I actually believe that the more we know each other’s cultures – and get to know the real people around the world – the better we’ll all live together on the tiny planet.

A poem in the Korean Air magazine spoke to me in this regard:

(by Chung Dong-muk)

So I am not tamed
by loneliness,
I fly and fly again.

So I am freer
than instinct,
I fly and fly again.

After all we learned
that we can never make it alone,
so together
We fly and fly again.

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