For the past 35+ years, I didn’t got the chance to step inside an airplane and experience the joy and amazement of flying high in the sky, above the clouds and seeing the world down below in a totally unbelievable perspective.
I finally got my chance this past January!
As I have mentioned, this was my very first air traveling experience, so my mind and heart were in the states of so many emotions, at the same time. Honestly speaking, I can’t even explain properly what was I going through.
Joy, tense, fear, excitement, wonder. All these emotions were circling my mind and heart like a tornado. I sat next to the window, feeling like a five year old on his very first trip to Disneyland 🙂
Long story short, it was an amazing experience for me and to this day, I still feel the joy and excitement of those 2+ hours. I took off from Karachi for Dubai after 2:40am, so I was unable to see much of the outside but I did captured this from my window:
I took this snap as soon as my heartbeat returned to its normal pace. During the whole taxing on the runway, taking-off, gaining altitude process, my heart and mind were both shouting out “this is really happening!!” 🙂
For the next 80 minutes, the world was dark outside, so I didn’t took more pictures. I didn’t slept at all during the whole flight and kept on wondering so much about what am I going to experience next. And I didn’t got disappointed for what came next.
The joy of seeing a land for the very first time is unexplainable and I felt the same when I saw these lights of a land, untouched by me, for the very first time. I took many snaps of these lights while kept on thinking about what I’m seeing right now is something I haven’t seen before.
And this something you experience only through flying. Many thanks to Nancy Merrill for allowing me to share my little experience with your through her A Photo a Week Challenge: Flying
Upon returning back to home, Jia decided to sit next to the window seat as our flight was during the day. I happily switched my seat with her (good husbands do so, you know 🙂 ). So in return, she captured these snaps for me: