Between Skies

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Blue.

The color of our planet from the sky. It is the color of Earth even when we can still pick out the reds of the soil and the green of the trees.

Blue.

It is the part of the sky beneath the clouds, that little pocket air sandwiched between those masses of white and the ground. If you squint, the blue planet looks like another sky, a real sky. That sky is the kind of blue that shocks you with the thrill of eternity and solitude. This ride is a journey that goes on and on. Who’s to say when it will end?

Blue.

As the clouds draw closer together, blanketing the blue earth-sky, the blue cracks the white surface. The clouds become an Earth, an endless tundra of wind and sunlight. White mountains rise in the distance. They are soft, not jagged like the mountains of the earth-sky. Scattered across the tundra, the blue lakes and rivers change the skyscape into a sea dotted with icebergs. The soft mountains float effortlessly across the earth-sky.

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Journey To The Northern Part Of California

I’m back from my long hiatus!  If you were wondering what in the world I was doing for two weeks, I did not, in fact, drop off the face of the earth or go on a super secret spy mission.  Although that would be pretty cool….  I took a two-week-long trip to the lovely state of California with my family!  (The title of the post is a terrible play on words–I’m reading Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne at the moment)  This post will be entirely about my trip, so if you were looking for one of my normal posts on writing tips, check out my previous blog posts!  I live on the eastern side of the US of A, so we had nice looooong plane rides across the country.  First, we went to San Francisco, then a youth camp, then the national park, Yosemite.  But why tell you when I can show you? 🙂 Continue reading “Journey To The Northern Part Of California”