Sunrise from Somewhere

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I had been reading for hours while everyone around me slept. Glancing to my left through the airplane window, the sun was beginning to rise, throwing a pink hue across the horizon. I put my book down. Nothing beneath me but a few stray clouds bobbing above the Atlantic Ocean. Far off in the distance, a jagged silhouette of a shoreline. I inched myself up higher in my seat, hugging my knees to my chest, smiling with excitement. I started to tap Chad on the shoulder, but let him sleep. I tilted my head up to see if anyone else around me was noticing the sunrise, that shoreline. That new shoreline, thousands of miles from the familiar one we left behind. What was the air going to smell like, what would the people be like? And the foods, so many new foods to taste, new thoughts & ideas. I'm sure some things would be the same. What would be the same? So much bouncing around up there. No one stirred so I let them sleep, and kept the moment to myself.

-lila

2 comments:

  1. i woke up at like 3AM yesterday morning with so much in my brain. for some reason i'm most creative in the wee hours of the morning, and it fades as the day does. Chad thinks i'm crazy waking up like that but i can't just lay there!

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