The view out of the airplane window was magical. There was a storm that had delayed our takeoff, so as it dissipated there were still some dark, puffy clouds that were illuminated from the inside with lightning. The sun was setting and other clouds were dabbed with orange light. As the sky darkened the flat Midwestern landscape was lined with lights off to the horizon. A low layer of diffuse clouds covered one spot, blocking the view of the city below. And a full moon rose above it all, higher and higher into the sky.