Saturday, December 1, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Wonder

 

From the Airplane Window:

The clouds are starting to break. There are lights below. I can see flashes from other airplanes zigzagging below. The world beneath is starting to open up again. For a moment, I don't want it to yet. Looking at the sky in all its beauty, I want to keep it that way. The clouds look like snow as it starts to thaw. The ground is slightly visible now. The lights below look like a Christmas tree. It all looks the same down below; you'd hardly know there was life everywhere, people with families. There's no more sunlight now. Down below I see blue spots that look like rivers or maybe lakes.

I see flashes of light again. The ground is lighted and glistens now. Every which where - I love the lights. All over the ground as we inch closer to the bottom: lights. The city is farther in the distance for sure. Its compact. Roads spring up. It's beautiful at night. More patches, flashes of light. We keep moving . . .

Linking up for Five Minute Friday (a little late on Saturday!) for the topic Wonder

6 comments:

  1. Yes, we do have a tendency to try to avoid the unavoidable, don't we! Thr picture truly speak of beauty and tranquility!! I imagine it can overwhelm one with its ethereal look!
    Bless you
    Mia

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    1. Thanks for coming by my blog and for your comments! Blessings, Julie

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  2. Where were you going when you took this picture? It's a wonder enough that the plane stays in the air - even when someone takes the time to explain the science behind it. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hi Jenni,

      I was on my way back to North Carolina from visiting family in Ohio. Thanks for sharing your perspective!

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