No dear. It's not time yet.
Is it time, yet. Now?
No dear. Not yet.
Fly By Night by June Crebbin, and illustrated by Stephen Lambert, is a thesis on the practical workings of patience.
A young owl, named Blink, has primal ambitions to "fly". As we all do, especially during those moments when we feel succinct with the universe.
When will it be our time to fly?
Certainly it's time to fly now.
But no, our wingspan isn't quite big enough yet. Dang.
Fly By Night is a coming of age story for the owl inside us all; children, parents, grandparents, aunties, uncles. It's a meditative piece readying us for flight—preparing us for the travails of real life.
"The sun slipped behind the fields.
The moon rose pale and clear.
A night breezed stirred, 'Time to fly.'"
And it happens. The time does come. What a lovely affirmation for children (er... me). Soaring above farm, field and metropolis.
This theme never grows old. Learning Patience 101 is a course we all must take at some point in our lives. Like it or not. It's inside everyones LIFE package.
Blink, (and the young listener,) discover there is a perfect time for everything. Cool.