From the clouds
Trip Start Oct 20, 2011
9Trip End Nov 04, 2011
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From the clouds- Jack Johnson Oct 21st 7:21 am Singapore time
Come fly with me- Monty Alexander
I'm on my way to the far unknown in the east otherwise known as Asia. I have a window seat too. I stare out the window with the sun shining in so brightly it hurts my eyes. But the view from here is incredible. I’m in the clouds. I haven’t found heaven up here but this must be heaven
Rolling hills of clouds, so white and delightful encourage me to feel like a winged explorer. The second we took off this morning to Seattle I had a rush of pleasure as the pressure in my ears became stronger, and as I began to travel at speeds that I will only go in an airplane I felt my spirit ease. 574 km/h is no small feat, especially at 34 000 feet in the air.
I am filled with many thoughts and curiosities surrounding this adventure. What will the world be like in Singapore? What is it I’ll learn? Is it destiny for me to go? Is there a bigger picture that I have yet to see? What kind of knowledge will I share? Can I catch up and stay calm when I get home? Will I feel jet lag?
This journey has been both stressful and stress relieving. The wondering of wandering has afflicted me for some time. And as I type we experience turbulence that makes butterflies churn in my stomach. I love the feeling of fear. I want to be on the land safely and yet at the same time the drop of fear fuels me; the more we rattle around the harder my heart pumps, which has a shit eating grin on my face. (i'm definitely in the right career.) The pilots reminding us to stay seated, and smooth jazz music makes this whole experience trivial and surreal
Okay seriously, this is kind of scary. Especially when the (what I am assuming is the mother and daughter) people sitting beside me clutch hands. Should I grab her hand too? Deep breathing. This is the risk one takes whilst flying a bazillion feet in the air… right I’m exaggerating again. But, the last time I traveled the Earthquake had me clutching at strangers hands. Turbulence almost feels the way an earthquake did.
I’m going to ponder what causes turbulence now. I know it is air pockets. Is it related to temperature? The word turbulence reminds me of the turbinates in my own nose. Their responsibility of turbinates found in the nares is to create turbulence and cause air to humidify and also to heat up as it enters the pharynx. Science is fascinating.
I’ve started reading a book my friend Steve leant me. It's title is: Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East book 1. It’s a book focusing on the discussion of religion. It strongly expresses that readers can choose to accept or refuse the concepts and stories it shares. Which is actually extremely beneficial whilst I read it. I'm privy to choice
I feel that Singapore will continue to bring me awareness on this discussion. Truthfully I’ve not a clue what will come out of this trip. But I can tell you this much. I’m open, and willing to be taken aback in my experience. To let go of limitations I’ve put upon my own soul and to stare unafraid in the ominous unknown future… Fate … is better left unknown.
Lots of love
Sincerely as always
Your adventuring and criptic writer
right.. this is a trip regarding EMS services.. But that'll come out in other journals.