Amelia: “Promise me there will always be a safe place. Promise me we’ll always be together…”
“Someday you can fly me away from this place, Wilson. You can fly me away to the Big City in your very own airplane…”
We discovered it in the fields between our houses. For me it was the ultimate club-house. For Amelia it was a refuge, a safe place. Amelia’s father never found out about it, and neither did my folks. There, I dreamed of becoming an airplane pilot. Amelia dreamed of going to the Big City and becoming a famous ballet dancer. She made me promise to fly her away someday. It was a promise I was happy to make. I was sure it was only a matter of time. Of course, I was just a child then.