An Aging Planet
Through the hazy filter of a thin mid altitude cloud layer, the terrain beneath us appears as an old photograph of an aging planet…With a nod to Albert Einstein, we contemplate the “twins paradox”…our time above the planet slows our clock while time while time marches on at a comparably faster rate on earth. We knew this place when it was imprinted on our DNA, we learned it’s shape and contour as we matured together, and now we look upon our aging mother as though the years have accelerated. Earthly wrinkles of stone highlight her age but endear her to us all the more. Soon we will land, our clocks will be synchronized, and our folly of neverending youth will fade into memory.