I Guess I just wasn’t thinking Part 4: At The End Of the Rainbow –
Could that mystically intriguing French woman be that one special woman? Could he become a changed being—emboldened and empowered; with a glorious vision of happiness and fulfillment he never dared to imagine. However he is also faced with a daunting challenge: If so, how could he ever obtain a sufficiently respected position to merit a life with a woman like Mireille? After seeing and feeling the majesty of snow-capped mountains and the pastoral French countryside, he is full of doubt that she would ever be able to abide a table-flat, hot and geriatric Florida. Culture shock for sure. Alas, he will indeed need a very special position in a very special place.
Employment in France out of the question, Roger sets out to find a stateside solution; reluctantly accepting and then leaving less than auspicious, poorly equipped and shabbily domiciled aviation organizations, knowing that they fall way short of what he needs for Mireille to even consider joining him in the states.
But wait! There could be a God. Roger is hugely lucky in attaining a position with a Fortune 500 company operating not only Learjets, but the queen of the corporate jet fleet — a sleek new Gulfstream IV (kept in a gleaming brand new hangar)!
Ruefully, after distinguishing himself and being the recipient of rapid promotions, he is sabotaged by a fearful colleague. We see him reeling in the disgrace of being terminated for no reason other than being “Outplaced for Management Convenience.” (This nomenclature is usually a euphemism for some unmentionable dastardly act, and sufficient to deny Roger any chance for a respected position).
Mortally discouraged and at wit’s ends, we cannot expect Roger to “change his spots.” We again find ourselves screaming instructions at him as in desperation he retreats to more familiar territory: engaging in a string of dangerous, disjointed and sometimes illicit jobs (such as being hired to break an old friend out of a Colombian jail, being hired by Oliver North to drop guns to the Nicaraguan guerillas, and flying as a Saudi Air Force pilot in the MiddleEast during Desert Storm)
Standby for a startling conclusion! In this part you will be at Roger’s side, sharing with him the consequences of his dire, life-determining quest; seeing and feeling with him, the highest hopes, the gravest disappointments, and finally—to your amazement and gratification, and to conclude a lengthy tale, a second miracle! Nothing at all like his first miracle, but providing all that one might expect… or all that one might never have expected.