Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Day-To-Day Life.

This one was written during my flight to LA.

It was almost 11 pm IST. But darkness was nowhere to be seen. For almost the last 18 hours, I had been in bright daylight. This is exactly what happens when you moved along the direction of the rotation of the earth. And as I looked out of my window, all I could see around me was a thick, dense layer of white foam, as if it was a huge bathtub out there and someone has emptied all the soap and washing powder in the world. Suspended 36,000 feet above the ground (that is approx. 11 km), all I could think of was- Is that Heaven?

It’d been an eventful day. Earlier that morning, I’d landed in Mumbai. At noon, I touched Europe for the first time. Spent a few hours in Frankfurt, thanks to all the tech problems in the aircraft. After a few hours, I had almost crossed the Atlantic, flying above the rear end of Greenland. Whatever I saw out of the window, I’d seen it before only in the geography text books and in the National Geographic channels. Most of my fellow passengers were either peacefully ensconced in the arms of sleep or were watching some movie. Not me. Even after almost 24 hours on flight, I was all excited, looking out of the window panes. I’d heard people being indifferent about the excitement of flying on air, especially how boring they found endless stretches of clouds. And that was exactly what I spent my entire time seeing. God, those were the most amazing sights I could have seen. And as I cruised westward ho, I knew the daylight would thankfully continue for a few more hours, till I reached the US at least. That’s exactly what you’d call an amazng “day to day” life.
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sunshine.

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ye we are offering Coconuts to god so that you would be able to write next post sooon ...

Awaiting for it ..

Scorpion King

SH D said...

Ah! Finally, you have reached safely. Take care!

chaos said...

Bolo bolo tell tell who was it.......John Abraham, SRK, Tom Cruise, ............orrrrrrrr..............Panduraam Hawaldaar.....;)). LOLz

Sudipta Chatterjee said...

I know who was beside you: for once God took your prayers seriously!! :D

But yes, the cloud-carpet is a lovely sight. Even after my 4-5 inter-continental journeys, I never grow tired of it.

But you actually managed to scribble a blog post while on the plane? You must really love blogging!

Aduos said...

I have been reading your blog for sometime. It was like a mystery novel. I was curious when you are coming to US. Goodness, you are finally here. All your perseverance got you to where you want to be. Congratulations! Welcome to USA where dreams come true. All the more Best Wishes; may your dreams take you to where you want to be. Keep on blogging.

Ginni said...

hey lady d description is just d right prescription for non-fliers like me... waiting 4 d next post..

'jo said...

now i too am curious......but....you take good rest......charge your expressive writing tentacles and the Do let us know.....

syrals said...

Hey waiting anxiously for the next post...:) take care

ken said...

hey lot more to come ... besties for a new life in US of A ... and yaa waiting to know who was there with you :-)

Anonymous said...

hey Sunshine ... u sure were very excited ... in ur ecstacy the direction of our planet seems changed ...


ME ... !!!