John & Anne Wiley

2012/03/12

Elevation

After a few days without flying, we realize that ordinary happiness differs substantially from the bliss induced by the dreamy dance with terrain known as low and slow flight. That magical and impossible to define realm between ground level and about 1/4 mile up. Some pilots call the effect of this experience “vertical therapy,” in recognition of its calming and healing effects. Maybe a single word applies: Elevation. We notice powerful Elevation of our spirits during and after each flight. Often on the days between flights we get a momentary lift simply from the sound of a small plane passing overhead.

Can mere photos capture some essence of Elevation? Probably not, yet it’s fun to try. While looking at these, may your imagination drift into some hint of Elevation.

0424 Wrinkles of Change

0424 Wrinkles of Change

Walking one of those paths is evoked by this view, along with a sensory flood of impressions from land contours and the “wrinkles” the passage of life makes on them. Let your mind wander into an impression of what it’s like to move over this scene in a three-dimensional dance that surrounds your soul. The paradise palaces people build often add splashes of color to the canvas.

0428 Palace of Colors

0428 Palace of Colors

The variety of shapes and textures on the planet each add elements to the endless story we read from above.

0429 Spread

0429 Spread

The magic of Spring that spreads before our gaze mingles with the other seasons to invite us back to the domain of hawks ever again.

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