Tuesday, September 29, 2015

such great heights

photo by JG

Last Thursday we went to the 125th floor of the tallest building in the world, the Burj Khalifa.

I loved watching other people as they looked to the city sprawled out below them. The selfies and poses, open mouths and huddle of bodies.

I put my hands on the glass lightly(a surface cool to the touch) and tried to see beyond what I could see. Past the haze. Past smudged sun setting that turned the sky into a layered rainbow. Blood on the bottom and violet near the stars. You know the one.

We had just missed the magic hour of light, but still managed to snap a few of the sun if we leaned just enough to the right.

As time passed and the viewing crowd thinned out, I was able to find a view in the corner, alone. I needed a moment. I kept thinking I am here I am here I am really truly here. The world below looked toy-like as the sun kept slipping and darkness replaced her. Lights along the roadways lit up and turned the entire thing secretive. I did not expect to feel the way I felt. Content, unlost.

Here's to new adventures and inspiring perspectives.

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