This happened on my second to the last day of a month-long journey in the Visayas and Ilocos Region.
5:36pm, 29th of October 2011
30A. 30,000 ft. 5J 405. Seat belt on.
A little bit of turbulence.
I’m staring on my window (you can always request a window sit when checking in). The mountains are covered with white clouds. The sky above them is painted powder blue, and pink too.
On my east, the sun begins to set, it colors the background fiery red and orange.
Now my window begins to show a sea of white clouds, so pure, it looks like spilled milk on the air.
I have made a lot of flights but the view from above never fails to amaze me. It was as if a master-painter always shows his obra maestro for everyone to see.
A moment like this is impossible to experience when you just sit on the couch or watch TV from morning till night.
This is what I love about traveling- to train my eyes and my writing style, to see the beauty in the most mundane affairs of this world.
I forgot about the 3-hour delay at the Laoag International Airport. The sky painting was too amazing to miss. I kept myself awake during the 70minutes flight.
Here are some of the snapshots I got:
For most travelers, this is just another flight but for me its an important part of the JOURNEY- its an opportunity to think through, to reflect, to slow down, breathe and enjoy the moment. A moment that you are forced to just sit down. It was a time of gratitude that even when I had a tragic accident in Bohol I was still alive and ready for the next challenge.
This is my contribution to the 14th Pinoy Travel Bloggers’ Blog Carnival about “The Journey is the Destination” hosted by Kara Santos of Travel Up.
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