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  Take Off!   Author: Annette O. Brown  Date Created: February 20, 2017 . (Excerpt) I was imagining the intricacies involved in...

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Take Off!

 Author: Annette O. Brown  Date Created: February 20, 2017 . (Excerpt)

I was imagining the intricacies involved in constructing an airplane.  These devices are equipped with the necessary mechanisms for flight!

A few hours earlier I decided to take a very brisk walk to one of my favorite areas.  I checked the estimated time for sunset and I had about twenty minutes of daylight left.  Motivated to beat "nature's clock"  I raced out of the house armed with my phone and camera.

The sun was setting and as I got closer to the park I could hear the noisy cries of the ducks wading on the pond.  The park lights were on, these lights, together with the last visible rays of the sun, created an interesting sparkle of color on the shimmering pond.   

Not much happening, I thought, but it is peaceful.  Just then a group of ducks took off, up and away from the other ducks wading on the pond.  I watched them effortlessly fly up together, soaring above the water, the trees and forming themselves into a familiar V shape as they pressed into the sky.  Now that was interesting to watch.  A few other groups of ducks seemingly decided to leave in a similar manner taking off easily and seamlessly....Take off, came to mind......

Definition of takeoff (Merriam Webster)

  1. 1:  an imitation especially in the way of caricature
  2. 2a :  a spot at which one takes offb :  a starting point :  point of departure
  3. 3a :  a rise or leap from a surface in making a jump or flight or an ascent in an aircraft or in the launching of a rocketb :  an action of starting outc :  a rapid rise in activity, growth, or popularity <an economic takeoff>
  4. 4:  an action of removing something
  5. 5:  a mechanism for transmission of the power of an engine or vehicle to operate some other mechanism


  1. This is so timely. I so believe that The Most High does set up those times of ease of passage. Also it's a common saying that when you're doing what you're gifted to do, you cease to "work". Instead you would do it even if not paid. Great word again AbMath

    1. I'm so happy to be an encouragement.

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