From the recording Mountains Take Wing
To me, this song embodies the element of flight. Glorious flight, liberation, freedom - freedom never before thought possible, commensurate with the grandeur of the title. We reach that only once in a lifetime, if ever, and it is truly a celebration of a life well-lived.
I wrote this song last year during the final weeks of my brother's life. He was the inspiration because of the very way he lived his life - full of wonder, living with such intensity and spirit, never failing to appreciate the beauty that surrounded him every day. He touched so many lives and made them better.