After flying for what seems a long time, I rub my eyes and catch the glint of red-orange peering through the horizon. The bright hues seem to sit on top of the billowy clouds. I sleepily think how beautiful the sunset is. Only to realize I already saw the sun slide away and vanish hours earlier. This is not a goodbye — rather a beginning. The beginning of a new day. In a new time zone across the ocean. It is only 12:30 am EST, but I am no longer home. I am transported over the clouds and into the beginning of my journey. My trip to Europe. My adventure and holiday with just my husband.
What a gift to witness this awakening of a new day. My sunrise above the clouds. My good morning over the wing of an airplane thousands of feet above the ground.
The sky lightens and the red-orange fades to a soft yellowish pink that blends into the blue above. The fluffs of clouds look like a soft blanket bunched up with peeks and valleys. The roar of the engine purrs, yet the solitude of my thoughts rage louder.
I am grateful and in awe. So I write with gratitude. I type these thoughts furiously on my iPhone and hope to capture this moment. My husband sleeps beside me, while I write and witness.
These are the pieces of time that must remain etched in our minds and hearts. We must remember these blessings. We must try to capture as many sunrises above the clouds as possible.
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