Take Off [Afternoon Reading]
Five stories about aviation by Daniele del Guidice.
Read by Simon Russell Beale.
|01||All Because Of A Mistake||20031215||"If there existed some compartment of memory reserved for first times you would place take-off alongside first love-making, for the intensity of the two is identical.".|
|02||Between Second 1423 & Second 1797||20031216||I knew we'd lost her, I knew we were lost, and yet it was unbelievable...|
but it was at that very moment, second 1797, that you said to me quietly- 'We're going to crash.'.
|03||Reaching Dewpoint||20031217||One morning, while airborne you lost your way, as people do in life, without ever quite being aware that they are lost.|
|04||Unreported Inbound Palermo||20031218||This should be the history of an aeroplane, because an aeroplane knows it's history- how many people in the world know its history.|
|05 LAST||Double Take-off At Dawn||20031219||The aeroplane began its take-off run, the hills and the sea of Bastia, even the runway itself began to race forward as Antoine St-Exupery, Tonio or St Ex, lifted his shadow from this earth for the last time.|