Photographs: Flying over the Clouds – My first time flying (2016)

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I flew for the very first time in my life a week and a half ago. It was totally unreal. I don’t know how people usually take it but for me it was like an out of my body experience. I’ve never felt anything like it. It felt like we could fly to outer space and beyond. Especially flying over the clouds was so dream-like… It reminded me of the best times in the winter when you can ski on the frozen sea and see nothing but ice as far as your eyes can see.  It is humbling (you realize how small you are in this vast universe) and surreal enough an experience. But this icy layer was high in the sky…

And the sun is always shining there, no matter the weather!

Actually, now that I think of it, the stargate scene in 2001: A Space Odyssey is very reminiscent of how I felt – going into a completely new another world. And perhaps transforming in the process, like in the film’s epic poetic finale. Part of my personal evolution, I’m no longer a  walking and running mammal, I’m a flying one. I’m so grateful for the experience.