Chasing the sun

I flew into the sunrise yesterday morning on my short hop above the clouds from Dubai to Karachi. As per my usual plane habit, I boarded and fell asleep before the plane even took off. It was the most beautiful experience to drowsily wake up mid-flight and look out the window to see a dark rainbow of colors on the horizon surrounded by the night sky.

As the plane flew toward the partition of day and night, the sliver of rainbow slowly wrapped around the plane and widened ahead like a giant eyelid of night opening up to let us through. The dark sky above and below us gradually brightened until the rainbow of colors dissolved into azure blue sky and bright white light. I closed the window shade as I drifted back to sleep.

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