This September, eleven years after 9/11, let’s honor all of the attendants in the sky—past and present. Lives that were tragically lost and others that have been changed forever because of their courage, tolerance, and perseverance. They deserve it.


– Flight attendants have alerted pilots to mechanical problems with the aircraft.
– They have handled assaults.
– They have fought fires.
– They have saved lives.
– They have birthed babies.
– They have safely evacuated airplanes.
– They have thwarted terrorists.

They do all of this while having sacrificed drastically under the complexities of airline politics.

Flight attendants are unsung heroes, and today, we wish to sing their praise.

This image, created at Los Angeles International Airport, is of Cami Rice, an American Airlines flight attendant and yogi, who has been flying for over twenty years. Here she’s open-heartedly offering a pose commonly referred to as “Rock Star”—an appropriate and fitting title.

The powerful images of mixed-media artist Robert Sturman have a vivid presence that is both other-worldly and deeply rooted in the earthly wonders he has explored so adventurously in his global travels. A spiritual journeyer as well, Sturman is an intuitive creator whose works resonate with an inner vision as much as they reach out to embrace the viewer with tactile, richly hued physicality. The official visual artist of 2005’s 47th Annual GRAMMY® Awards, Sturman has formal training as a painter and photographer and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of California, Santa Cruz. For more on Robert and his art, please visit his website or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.