If I were going to post about an aviator on L day of the April A-to-Z Challenge, one would put one’s money on Lindbergh. But yesterday we laid to rest Al, #4 daughter’s 19-year-old cat, and the chorus to “Amelia Earhart’s Last Flight” has been running in my head.
There’s a beautiful, beautiful field
Far away in a land that is fair.
Happy landings to you, Amelia Earhart.
Farewell, First Lady of the Air.
Earhart, in case you don’t know, was sometimes called “the Lady Lindy”. This Amelia Earhart site tells her story better than I could. And this song tells the story of her final, fatal, flight.
It’s an oddly comforting song. And it comforts me oddly to think of Al swapping stories with Amelia and going for plane rides with the wind blowing through his long black fur.
WRITING PROMPT: Have a character lose a beloved animal. What consoles or comforts him/her?
p.s. Since it’s the 14th, I’m also posting at Echelon Explorations on the subject of Law in a Strange Land.