These are the lyrics that accompanied the song as pink and purple balloons were set aloft by the young people who loved a soul who was gone too soon. As the softest rain drizzled down. As the construction work kilometres away tolled like a bell. As family and friends struggled to understand what is not possible to understand. As grief threatened to overcome us and consume us. But she would not want us to cry (oh, but we did - we sobbed, great big wracking sobs and tears that fell unchecked). She would want to us to see the light in the darkness.
Fly, fly little wing Fly beyond imagining The softest cloud, the whitest dove Upon the wind of heaven's love Past the planets and the stars Leave this lonely world of ours Escape the sorrow and the pain And fly again Fly, fly precious one Your endless journey has begun Take your gentle happiness Far too beautiful for this Cross over to the other shore There is peace forevermore But hold this mem'ry bittersweet Until we meet Fly, fly do not fear Don't waste a breath, don't shed a tear Your heart is pure, your soul is free Be on your way, don't wait for me Above the universe you'll climb On beyond the hands of time The moon will rise, the sun will set But I won't forget Fly, fly little wing Fly where only angels sing Fly away, the time is right Go now, find the light
And as the last balloon faded from sight, the drizzle stopped and the sun peeked out from a crack in the clouds. It was time to let the light back in.