Flying to me is always a romantic affair, with an aura of adventure and enthusiasm.
Just like a stunning woman in the red dress that walked passed me wearing the mesmerising smile with such elegant moves and a flair of long beautiful hairs; there is always something about flying that gets my attention, without fail every single time.
FLYING IN THE EVENING
Who could have forgotten the view of the flickering moonlights reflected off the calm ocean in the evening flight, the romance of being able to fly at 10,000 ft across the virgin clouds, have your mind dozing off in a blanket of stars and the pillow of the moon?
The minor air turbulence that gently rocks you like a baby in the cradle to sleep, where the great dreams are made of. And let’s not forget the occasional pilot announcement in a cool, deep and calm voice that adds the gest of the romantic setting in the flight.
FLYING IN THE LATE AFTERNOON
Flying in the late afternoon offers another great perspective when sunray comes out to play and evokes the romantism in me.
With the cold white wine in one hand, Stacey Kent’s What a Wonderful World playing in my mind while I look out of the window counting clouds, admiring the amazing geographical shape on earth, making me falling into that melancholic mood, thinking of love with a great sigh.
In some of these flights, surely I will see the people happy faces and shimmering glow in their eyes when talk about rekindling with the loves one. The marvelous metal bird makes the distance between the loves one closer than before. Ah… how such romantic occasion made possible by flights.
It is unquestionable that amid the tired security lines, the distraction of the duty free shops, the crowded and sterile looking departure halls have diluted the sparks of the romance in flying.
Nonetheless, try to look beyond all those huddles, slow your pace and sit at a quiet corner in the café with your earphones start playing the romantic tunes of your own. Anticipate the amazing painting-like view from the plane window, the butterfly in the stomach feel when think of the the loves one you are going to meet, the great experience of being cut off from the connected mobile world while content with your thoughts… Look closer, and you will still be able to find the quintessence of the romance in flying. :)
Side note: Some of the photos in this post are shot from an old mobile phone camera, hence the quality is not on par.