i flew through you today.
you know how i both love and hate to do that.
fear of flying came into my life 13 years ago and has waffled back and forth. sometimes i feel panicky days before the flight. sometimes i feel panicky just as we are taking off.
but once we are up, i am always fascinated by you, sky. i cannot look away.
but when you are in the sky, flying over cities, you can miss what is happening on the ground. as soon as i landed in chicago, i had text messages telling me about prince. with my feet back on the ground, suddenly life swooped in. in the air, i am both entranced and terrified. in the air, i am afraid of crashing down. but in the air, i always get a few hours reprieve from the crashing down that happens naturally, from the waves of life that happen outside of my control. in the air, i can be ignorant of life and death happening below.
i love you sky, but i appreciate being on the ground and looking up at you. i appreciate how you reveal the stars and the moon. i appreciate wondering what is beyond you. i appreciate feeling my feet on the earth and letting my fingers reach up toward you.
oh, dear sky, what a wonder you are.
p.s. dear sky, take care of yet another amazing artist whose voice and songs touched me and others. enjoy the concert.
(this is day twenty-one of april love)