aloft among clouds
a distant dream
We fly a lot, commuting to Florida by air like some Michigander’s do to their summer cottages “up north.” I can’t say I like flying…I endure it, because it gets me where I want to go quickly. Tonight’s flight home was one of those particularly grueling ones. The plane was packed, the cooling system wasn’t working too well, they made us board really early, and a child screamed incessantly for about 45 minutes at the beginning and end of the flight.
From my vantage point, I could see the plane’s wing, skimming the tops of fluffy white clouds that floated endlessly across the horizon. On another night, I might have found more beauty in that sight. Tonight, I just wanted to be home, and it seemed terribly far away.