Defying Gravity

Iceland fall 2047This nearly weightless feather, tendrils curled from a wave’s sweep and gravity’s tender embrace, was one of the last things I saw before my own fall without grace on a cliff by the sea.

By a trick of light and shadow the feather appears to be floating above a black sand beach.

I am not among the people who believe souls have a quantifiable physical heft.  I think they are no less real, but more weightless still, than a feather stolen away from a bright body that still soars in the sun and dances on ribbons of moonlight.

About Stephanie

In her spare time, Stephanie works full-time, and then some, as an attorney. She has published articles and delivered talks in arcane fields like forensic evidentiary issues, jury instructions, and expert scientific witness preparation. She also is an adjunct professor at a law school on the banks of the Charles and loves that dirty water, as she will always think of Boston as her home. You are welcome to take a look at her Facebook author page, or follow @SMartinGlennon on Twitter and @schnitzelpond on Instagram. Bonus points for anyone who understands the Instagram handle. All content on this blog, unless otherwise attributed, is (c) 2012-2021 by Stephanie M. Glennon and should not be reproduced (in any form other than re-blogging in accordance with the wee Wordpress buttons at the bottom of each post) without the express permission of the domain holder.
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7 Responses to Defying Gravity

  1. Stephanie, that small preposition “on”, rather than “off a cliff”, makes all the difference. 🙂


  2. . says:

    Beautiful words, vision, and thoughts. How/where did you find the subject? Thanks! You cheered my day.

  3. Pingback: WPC: Weightless (Falling Diagonally) | Chris Breebaart Photography / What's (in) the picture?

  4. Marie Keates says:

    Finding a feather always seems to have meaning to me since I read Richard Bach’s Illusions.

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