Definitions: (1) experiencing lofty thought, superior imagination, or sublime contemplation; (2) aspiring to great heights; (3) a feeling of unfettered freedom

• The desire to fly is an idea handed down to us by our ancestors who looked enviously on the birds soaring freely through space on the infinite highway of the air. — Wilbur Wright (1867–1912) American aviation pioneer
Education has the ability to change lives and send children soaring to heights that extend beyond what their zip code has predetermined for them. — Glenn Youngkin (1966-) American, 74th governor of Virginia

Symbols: 1) a sailplane; 2) an albatross