Carolyn "Skates" Owen
"Oh, I have slipped the surly bonds of earth,
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings;
Sunward I've climbed and joined the tumbling mirth of sun-split clouds
and done a hundred things You have not dreamed of -
wheeled and soared and swung high in the sunlit silence.
Hovering there I've chased the shouting wind along
and flung my eager craft through footless halls of air.
Up, up the long delirious burning blue
I've topped the wind-swept heights with easy grace,
where never lark, or even eagle, flew;
and, while with silent, lifting mind I've trod
the high untrespassed sanctity of space,
put out my hand and touched the face of God.
Pilot Officer John Gillespie Magee Jr.
I saw the lightnings gleaming rod.
Reach forth and write upon the sky
The awful autograph of God.
— Joaquin Miller, 'The Ship In The Desert.'
|| Carolyn Owen
| Date of Birth:
|| 27 July 1984
|| USAF Pilot
| Fae Name:
|| Seabhaic ni Scathach
|Air Force Cross
|Silver Star, 1 oak leaf cluster
|Distinguished Flying Cross
|Air Force Meritorious Service Medal
|Air Force Commendation Medal, 2 oak leaf clusters
The Seelie Code
Death before dishonor: "What we do in life, echoes in eternity." Maximus Decimus Meridius. Commander of the Armies of the North
Love conquers all: "Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Cor 13:7
Beauty is life: "Dwell on the beauty of life. Watch the stars, and see yourself running with them." Marcus Aurelius
Never forget a debt: "Don't write checks with your mouth your body can't cash."
"It is well that war is so terrible — lest we should grow too fond of it." - Robert E. Lee at the Battle of Telegraph Hill
"Speed is life." - Anonymous fighter pilot
"April 19, 1775: The day history met marksmanship and liberty was born." - Unknown
"The soldier above all others prays for peace, for it is the soldier who must suffer and bear the deepest wounds and scars of war." -- Douglas MacArthur
"I, I am he that comforts you; who are you that you are afraid of man who dies, or the son of man who is made like grass, and have forgotten the Lord your Maker who stretched out the heavens and laid the foundation of the earth?" God - Isaiah 51:12-13a
Friends & Wingmen
♦ Balance "Iron tamer"
♦ Caerwyn "Still fighting the good fight."
♦ Cross "Don't judge this book by its cover."
♦ Ethan "A new friend."
♦ Locke "I think there's a gentleman lurking behind a rogue's face here."
♦ Lucius "A lawyer but I like him anyway."
♦ Mitchell "Hand in hand by fate and love. In other words, a keeper."
♦ Nicky "Surelock Homes."
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