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


  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

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

  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!

    1. Hi Jenni,

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