Kathy decided she "needed" an aircraft. She settled on the Second Skies Airship 1871, aka the "Steamray."
Hardly a carbon-neutral machine, it nonetheless transports the pilot and up to two passengers in steamy style.
Flying through the clouds, not a soul around, makes everything seem possible again.
"Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth
And danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings...
Put out my hand, and touched the face of God."
Oh that it were. This freedom lasts only the length of a flight, and then Kathy is returned to earth, literally and metaphorically.