can have its own excess. Keeping our heads up is required
to pursue a goal. Yet a successful pursuit depends on seeing
the ground before us and the obstacles in our path. Having
our heads up in the clouds is a great place to visit but
not such a great place to live. Imagination is given its
greatest power when partnered with analytical thought, with
excesses of the Sky have to be moderated by the capacity
for being down to Earth. Each elemental force
needs the other. Fantasy makes great fuel but a lousy work
plan. In addition, there are others to love, to nurture.
To focus on loving others, we have to take our heads out
of the clouds. Fire compliments Sky. It takes
courage and will to pursue our dreams and overcome the dark
words of the nay sayers, the gloom doomers. Yet, unchecked
and unbalanced, Fire in the form of ambition can blind
us to more earthly obstacles and needs.
How is the experience of Sky (metaphorically speaking)
important in your life? In your relationships with children?
Just visit the threaded message board to leave your comments
and read those left by other parents. If you enjoy viewing
pictures of the cosmos, be sure to visit Jeff
MacQuarrie's Astronomy Home Page. Jeff graciously provided
me with permission to use photos he has made available at his