Although flying is not my preferred means of traveling stateside, no doubt when going international, it’s quicker and more convenient to take a bird. Even though you miss a lot of the sites and sounds in a plane, it does provide moments of beauty and awe. For instance, taking off during a dark, gloomy rain storm and suddenly breaking through the clouds only to see the sun, blue sky and what looks like an endless, soft pillowy floor of clouds beneath you.
Those are the moments I appreciate. As simple as they may be, they are breathtaking, especially since this type of birds-eye view is still something relatively new to us. Before modern technology, we were confined to ships, horseback, and our feet to explore the world around us. The same trips we take for granted today, not to long ago, would cost people their lives. They risked life and limb just for the possibility to experience something new.
Reaching our destination is never guaranteed for us today either, but we have a much higher chance of obtaining our goal. What took people months to do, we can effortlessly accomplish in a day or less with little to no planning, resources or obligation.
Whether it is in a plane, train or automobile, create some time, get out there and live your adventure!
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