Every cloud has a silver lining was what I associated clouds with until I heard something different. The obvious but thoughtful ! Today I was about to see a live demonstration of what I am talking about. Precisely !
“Sun always shines above the clouds!” ~ Paul F Davis
Three days to New Year’s Eve & the weather at Charles de Gaulle International Airport (below the clouds) was as usual under the spell of thick clouds blocking sun & Vitamin D to Parisians. One would have given up hope of seeing sun anytime sooner. Sun was certainly on my mind with many thoughts criss-crossing my mind before boarding my flight to Bahrain.
Next morning I shall have plenty of sun in my country India was my self-assurance to the sad mood set by the clouds. The last 15 days of almost zero sunlight in Scandinavia & the Baltics was weighing heavily on my mind. Less bothered by the clouds over Paris or their dull effect on weather or us, I boarded the flight. Comfortably seated in my window seat, I dosed off almost immediately as the whole classic airport hassle was finally over. From check-in to immigration check to security check & boarding; it’s too much to take in sometimes. Too tiring perhaps ? Don’t you think ? But few minutes into my power nap, bright light from the window woke me up as if into a beautiful dream. The view of clouds was breathtaking. Glowing with soft sun rays, the thick clouds seemed to me like a secret world of clouds above in the blue sky.
“The sky and sun are always there. It’s the clouds that come and go.”
~ Rachel Joyce
And there he was ! The sun ! Shining above the clouds ! Shining on my side of the clouds ! And I did not have to wait until the next morning. For a moment my thoughts went out to those poor guys in Paris (below the dark clouds). Moments ago I was deprived of sun. And now the sun-fortune was shining bright on my side.
From an altitude of 35,000 feet I had now seen the sun & the gorgeous secret kingdom of clouds. Sometimes I feel a different perspective is all we need. Next few hours until clouds did not bother me again from Turkey onwards, I had my lunch with a breathtaking aerial view of Europe by my window side which you will discover shortly. In the end my eyes were glued to the window for the next 4 hours admiring Europe like never before. The pictures were taken by iPhone X. And GPS location for iPhone pictures was handy too.
“How sweet to be a cloud. Floating in the blue !”
~ A A Milne
“Clouds, they make a painting out of the sky.”
~ Marty Rubin
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