“Far away, there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them and try to follow them.” Louisa May Alcott
Up is such a positive word on all levels and so this week’s prompt gave me much to celebrate and recall. We spend our hours looking forward, sideways, and even sometimes downwards, but to look up is to look for hope and joy and things that fascinate us… I’m always in awe of the skyline in major cities and the things we see when we take a moment to look up.
“We had the sky up there, all speckled with stars, and we used to lay on our backs and look up at them, and discuss about whether they were made or only just happened.” Mark Twain
Stockholm Arlanda Airport Control Tower
I find that when we look up around us, we are often caught by the surprise of a glimpse of something we might have ignored… a curve in a staircase, the beautiful colors in the sky, even the moldings in a ceiling; all add a sparkle to our feeling of being uplifted. We can then look for more signs of the positive to take home with us…