Views from Above – Part XI

“When we contemplate the whole globe as one great dewdrop, striped and dotted with continents and islands, flying through space with all other stars all singing and shining together as one, the whole universe appears as an infinite storm of beauty.” — John Muir, Travels in Alaska, 1915

We are blessed to live on a beautiful planet. Its many faces astound and delight, and kindlier nature never ceases to impress those whose hearts remain supple through forgiveness, compassion, and thanksgiving. I remember the overwhelming feeling of gratitude I had while flying to Mackinac Island in northern Michigan on a sunny day in June. I was overflowing with appreciation for the privilege of flying, for the many visual gifts I had received that day, for the satisfaction of good conversation, and for the simple fact of living on earth in this time.

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*Photos taken by Gregg Hake over northern Michigan in a Piper Saratoga TCII with an Apple iPhone 3GS

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One Response to Views from Above – Part XI

  1. Steve says:

    Exquisite posts Gregg. Yes let our hearts remain supple through forgiveness, compassion and thanksgiving. For here is a stable place to consider contradictions in a light that allows for understanding and forward movement. It is good to be in a place whereby we may be facing a hill or a big dark cloud but feel a sense of wonder of discovering what it will take to move over the hill or through the cloud. Trusting the positioning of a supple heart does bring a confidence.

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