Every Friday I bring you a slice of the sky that is mine to treasure, a sky that I share with the countless millions and yet, is mine. Here is a sky shot from one of our travels:
If you’ve ever been there, you’ll know how watching a sunset from a flight can sometimes be a very beautiful experience. You get an ‘other-worldly’ feeling, as you get to see the sun setting from a few thousand feet above the ground. In fact, the sun is visible to us, even when the land below has already plunged into darkness.
This was shot while we were flying between two layers of clouds, one below and a few above us. The brightness was almost blinding but only on the western edge of the sky. The East was almost totally dark and visibility was zero! It was as if the sky was a canvas on which an artist had dabbed bold splashes of red and gold!
It was a moment when you’d be compelled to leave that book you were reading or the magazine you were flipping through, to watch something so captivating. One didn’t have to be a nature lover to do so, for that matter. Almost instantaneously, I remembered reading Rumi’s words somewhere, which went like this:
Only from the heart can you touch the sky.
With that to ponder over, I take your leave this Friday morning. Hope you’ve had a great week and now looking forward to a wonderful weekend ahead. Whatever you do, I hope you take the time out to do the things you love the most. Over and above all, hope you can pause, take a deep breath and recharge your batteries for the week to come. See you all again next week! 🙂
Linking this with #Skywatch Friday, a community of great sky watchers presenting you with stunning sky views from all around the world.