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On A Wing and A Prayer

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"ON A WING AND A PRAYER" 15"x19" by Nina Benedetto © 2010

Stories are often told of WWII aviators flying home in a plane low on fuel or severely damaged, making it "on a wing and a prayer."

Wishing implies wanting something that doesn't yet exist in our framework. My mother would always say, "If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride." And my thought would be - "WOW - that would be great!"  Idealists can become confused about what is and what isn't possible.  A sudden recognition that you have been operating under an illusion or fantasy can hit you- the way it did Icarus at the instant his exuberance ran smack right against reality- like a fly hitting the windshield.




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