“To Fly To Soar” is an essay of sorts of flying. It comes from a dream and music. The dream is one I have had a couple of times where I am on a high perch, open out my arms and launch out knowing I will glide and not fall. The music is from two pieces. Sibelius “Symphony #5” (second movement). It is the sound of flight and is expansive as only Sibelius can be. He mentions observing swans taking off from a lake. Ralph Vaughn-Williams “The Lark Ascending” (Rhapsody for Violin and Orchestra). The solos violin is the lark in the title but the melody is Vaughn-Williams. Both embody the essence of flying. Sibelius and Vaughn-Williams together describe in sound the feeling of the dream.
The image also contains, the desire and will we have to relentlessly reach out and reach up. Our spirits seem to struggle against the bonds pinning us to earth.