As one grows, various influences come into play – some more powerful than the others. In my case and as far back as I can remember, I was drawn towards the realm of flight and flying machines.










Later the powerful attraction became more specific – Spitfires, fighter pilots and the Battle of Britain. I wanted to become a hero just like them. This vocation made life easy. I didn’t need to choose a career – it was chosen for me – was this fate?



the strings of my kite

tug at my heart

as it struggles

against the wind,

but under my hand,

she weaves and

climbs high

above the trees

and carries my soul