Thursday, August 31, 2006

La Dolce Vita

The end of a journey of little sleep, delayed flights, late arrivals and early meetings, malfunctioning credit cards, miserable weather, incorrect GPS information and other such. A final delay, sitting in a tiny aircraft on the runway for an hour and a half, cell-phone and laptop so out of juice that I could neither talk to anyone nor work, nothing to read or write on. Finally, clearance to take off. A rocky take-off, the small plane buffeted and tossed around by a powerful storm, the world invisible as we rose through clouds banked miles high.

And suddenly, as we emerged from the cloud, a perfect, perfect circular rainbow against the clouds, and our plane sillhouetted within it.

Wonder lies in the little things. As long as there's something to make one go "wow!", most other things fade into insignificance.

3 comments:

J. Alfred Prufrock said...

I like the description, agree witht he sentiment, but how could you see your own plane silhouetted within the rainbow?

J.A.P.

progga said...

JAP, poetic license combined with grasping for words and needing to finish quickly! "... with the sun casting the shadow of our plane within it" doesn't sound nearly so nice!

Perspective Inc. said...

Nice..and very true!