Gateway to the Empyrean: Cirrocumulus 1

The sky was my archetype.

Ever since I was a child, I had these vivid dreams of soaring. I was sharing airspace with albatrosses, terns, and airplanes. I pictured myself waving at the ascending rockets who were the only ones who dared to reach higher than me. These constant visions never left me.

My parents told me that I could pronounce words like Altitude, Atmosphere, and Nimbus while others were learning how to say things such as cat or dog.

All I wanted was to find a way where I can go beyond the clouds, but there were so many setbacks.

I worried about being a one trick eagle, so I had to occupy my time with other tasks.

…And then when I turned fifteen, it was decided that I would be trading that old line state for green mountain’s majesty.


7 thoughts on “Gateway to the Empyrean: Cirrocumulus 1

      1. Sugarbush was one of my favorite places to ski–many beautiful memories. The view from the summit was spectacular. I imagine soaring the skies like a bird would be awesome.

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      2. I’ve never been to Sugarbush, but it looks like a great place. It’s a shame that I can’t remember all the towns I’ve visited in VT back then. Funny enough, I was with my family where we landed in Syracuse, NY, then Albany (our real plane destination), then took a cab to VT. One town I know I was in was Rutland with explains why I picked it for this story. Even though I didn’t visit the state capital city, did you know that Montpelier is the least populated state capital in America? There are less than 8000 people living there.

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      3. Yup. I haven’t been to Montpelier, so I couldn’t tell you what it’s like, but that city does look like a quaint pedestrian-friendly hub. I’ve visited country towns with more people living in them than this particular city. As someone from the Midwest, I do see some humor in that thought and I’ve lived in multiple towns here that have a 5 digit count in the population and at a few points living in a place with a population over 100k.

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