Off on vacation, I am. Sounds of humming engines vibrate below covered feet. Whooshing air blows cool and quietly past ears to the left and to my right. Unaware, those around me sleep fitfully with eyes partially closed. Irises of blue, green or brown, some speckled with golden flecks peek from bodies twisting this way or that in an effort to get comfortable in nearly impossible positions. Hmmm…I’m looking at rows and rows of ‘pretzels’ poured from cellophane bags. Twisted arms, legs, and feet sticking every which way, their cushions nearly too small to hold them all.
Here I am, sitting huddled in an assigned seating space near the bubble of a plastic window shade. Raising it with the left of my hand, morning light floods the cabin with a brilliance never quite seen before. Shades of golden yellow, coral, orange, and cotton white nearly blind me with the beauty of a magnificent sunrise painted against billowing clouds of smoky blue.
How sad for the salted “pretzels” around me who shall miss this magic in the sky! I want to shake them, wake them from their slumber. Suddenly from the Flight Attendant’s microphone an announcement is made. “Hurry, look to the East. Wonderment is awaiting you.” Ahhh, my imagination is playing tricks on me once again….
Then, I stop to sigh. Perhaps this “Here and Now” moment is for me alone to embrace, to tuck within my heart or to lock away in a trunk of forever memories? Yes, my bubble window space has been a quiet blessing during this unexpected dawn of spectacular seconds for this day to stow away.
Sparkling rays of brilliant sun point towards Heaven off tips of shiny silver wings. Look beyond to see and hear what angels do……