So my plane, or rather the plane I was riding in, was coming down for what I hoped was going to be a routine landing.Â I had never flown inÂ a plane this small, and I would be lying if I said I wasn’t just a tad bit nervous. It was only a 8 seater, and I happened to be the last aboard, so I was sitting up front, next to the pilot. While it was really exciting while we were flying above the island.Â Gliding around clouds. Able to look down and see the water as it looks really different from this angle. You can see all the way through.Â
Kind of like when you fly on a commerical airline. Like when you are flying over a city, the residential part. And you can look down, and see how everything is really well organized. Especially if you compare the experience you can remember, now, of when you drove to your friends house for the first time and when you looked around. Everything seemed strange and out of place. Were you supposed to turn right at the gas station, or left? Everything seemed so difficult back before they were putting talking GPS maps in all the cars. How were we able to find your way around?
Another thing I think is really cool when you fly on a commerical plane, at least when you remeber to ask forÂ window seat. It sometimes is frustrating when you forget to ask for what you want, you know? But the interesting thing to me is how many people have swimming pools. When you look down, they are obvious. Which is another wierd thing. If you are still confused, and driving around looking for your friends house (assuming you took the right turn back at the gas station), you can’t tell who has a pool, and who doesn’t. You can’t even tell who has lawn furniture. But from a different perspective, things you wouldn’t have noticed before turn into things that you can’t miss.
It’s like when you meet somebody for the first time.Â You can’t help but to look at the outside. Thier clothes, their speech patterns, they way they gesture with their hands.Â I had a friend who told me that it was really important to keep an open mind when meeting people. She always said that although it’s really easy to judge by looks, its much more useful, if you want to be resourceful to kind of withhold judgement for a while. Give the person time to get comfortable, you know, like when you are able to express yourself without worrying about what other people think. She said that this was the best way. If you do this, you can really develop good relationships with people.Â And that is important, right?
Of course the plane landed safely, andÂ we all got off, and unpacked our bags. I had probably the most enlightening vacations of my life. At least up until now. How about you?Â WhatÂ insights did you discover onÂ the most enlightening vacation of your life?