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Saturday, July 19, 2008

I Saw You Dancing

I saw you dancing today. You are a member of the greatest generation and yet you can still dance as you did 64 years ago. You quickly left the stage as your younger progeny followed you out to dance. Your progeny is faster and sleeker, but it is you that gave her life a generation or two removed. You were the starlet back then, the best in the world. Your granddaughter now rules the stage, but she knows her roots.

After she danced her solo dance, rising and diving, twirling and spinning for the crowd, you joined her for the finale. Yes, she slowed down for you. As you danced across the stage, side by side, you showed us what made you great back then. It looked as if she was holding you close in case you tripped, but you never missed a move.

Your finish was spectacular; taking one last twist and spin. And after you gave us your final bow, your granddaughter copied your finale.

During your time, you helped save the world. Your beautiful descendant ensures it stays safe for us.

The P-51 Mustang and the F-15 Eagle dance in the sky

Your grace and beauty in peace belies your deadly and powerful abilities to defend what is yours.

We are grateful to you both.



Stephanie Frieze said...

Hey, VW. I saw that dance at the Freedom Fair and it brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for writing about it.

Lorraine Hart said...

Nicely written vhuwhu!

I'm my father's daughter when it comes to planes. Sorry I missed this dance.

Did you ever get the pix of the planes in NY Harbour I sent to you?

Stephanie Frieze said...

Me, too, Lorraine. My sentimentality ran away with me at the Freedom Fair and I bought a mahogany PBY from a vendor who had all sorts of mahogany model planes.

Kim Thompson said...

Hi VW:

Cool post.

Where I live in UP, they have been practicing over my house before the show you saw. It was so cool and so powerful!