Monday, March 17, 2014

Takeoffs and Landings

I honestly don't believe that there is a feeling akin to the feeling you get when a plane takes off.

You've probably felt it before.   

It when you feel weightless yet heavy at the same exact time. You feel like you're floating but your heart is being pulled towards your stomach and you feel like you may just fall right through your seat.
I love plane rides in general. There's something about how the world looks from mid air that makes everything seem small in comparison.

How tiny the cars on highways look against a backdrop of mountains.

How even in sunny California the Rocky Mountains are snowcapped and gleaming.

How a city glows at  night like thousands of twinkling stars, revealing its hope for sunlight when morning dawns.

How being of miles away from the ground can make you feel more small and human than you have ever felt before.

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