I find the final passage of Toni Morrison's Song of Solomon to be a bit confusing.
As fleet and bright as a lodestar, he wheeled towards Guitar and it did not matter which one of them would give up his ghost in the killing arms of his brother. For now he knew what Shalimar knew: If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it.
I've thought about it, but I'm not quite sure why it's important to "surrender to the air"? How does that lead to the ability to "ride" the air? Any insight into the meaning of "If you surrendered to the air, you could ride it" would be appreciated.