WLPPR: The Beautiful Earth From Above On An App In Your Hand
As adults, we can get so bogged down with daily life that we often fail to appreciate this planet we call home. Nothing amazes us anymore, like adulthood has extracted every ounce of magic and wonder in our lives.
I remember walking around the Sydney CBD with my family as a child of about 5 years old. Everything just looked so massive, I felt a constant state of awe. The trains were so long, the train rides even longer, and walking from place to place took a monumental amount of time and energy (probably because we were so enthralled by everything around us). Looking out over the city from what was then known as Centrepoint Tower made me realise how truly little I was. It was both humbling and exciting then, being a small human in a huge world full of exciting possibilities. Time and space at this age was of a different constant.
Fast forward a decade and a half later and I found myself lost in the daily grind, commuting to and from work each day. The city had lost its novelty and instead became a reminder of what it was to be a 'grown up'. I felt small in a less empowering way. The city was huge and overwhelming this time.
Another decade later and I find myself exploring the city with my own children, re-living the old wonder that is such a new experience for them. Where everything is big, where the world itself is a wondrous place full of exciting possibilities all over again. We could look at the expressions of amazement on our kids' faces, as if they were portals back to our own inner child.
The WLPPR app instantly takes me back to that feeling of childlike wonder I often miss when I'm too caught up in this modern life. Let yourself be immersed in beautiful satellite images of unique and interesting places on our earth, and gorgeous natural and man-made patterns viewed from above.
WLPPR can be a moment of calm in times of stress. A gentle and humbling reminder of our place in this vast world that we call home. The excitement of the unknown, unseen, and yet to be explored. A portal back to your inner child.