This is beautiful Wonderful wording... I loved "the silent whisper of the wings". Great job! And welcome to Passions! Hope you like it here!
-molly aka sam
"Thus shall ye think of all this fleeting world:
A star at dawn, a bubble in a stream;
A flash of lightning in a summer cloud,
A flickering lamp, a phantom, and a dream."
-from the Diamond Sutra, translated by : A. F. Price -- found in Teachings of The Buddha, edited by Jack Kornfield