Loftiness: Alps, Italy
The snow-capped mountains of the Italian Alps. If you look just beyond the mountains in the centre of the image you can make out parts of the Cellina, Meduna, and Tagliamento rivers in Northern Italy. This was taken during a flight from Barcelona, Spain to Vienna, Austria. There was ample time to contemplate the loftiness and immensity of those mountains.
“Every time I lift up mine eyes unto Thy heaven, I call to mind Thy highness and Thy loftiness, and Thine incomparable glory and greatness; and every time I turn my gaze to Thine earth, I am made to recognize the evidences of Thy power and the tokens of Thy bounty. And when I behold the sea, I find that it speaketh to me of Thy majesty, and of the potency of Thy might, and of Thy sovereignty and Thy grandeur. And at whatever time I contemplate the mountains, I am led to discover the ensigns of Thy victory and the standards of Thine omnipotence.”
Baha’u’llah, Prayers and Meditations by Baha’u’llah, p. 271