I come from a family that loves the window seat. I married into a family that loves the window seat. I don’t yet know if that is significant in any way, but I do know that we love the window seat for a reason. The view of Earth from above is heart-stoppingly beautiful. Granted, extended views of oceans or prairies or dense clouds can get a little dull. And the in-cabin distractions of sleep, reading, eating, and watching can hog our attention. But take this well-timed glimpse through early-morning eyes, and struggle to understand if you’re still dreaming.
Several hours and two flights later, I caught this unusual view. The dark propeller sandwiched between thick white clouds and the emerald sea promise escape- a potent antidote.
A parting gift for the end of a voyage- how incredibly lucky it feels to view a full rainbow from the sky. It can be hard to accept such beauty as truth. We live in a dazzling world, and sometimes, taking my feet off the ground helps me realize it all over again.