I am writing a short fiction, and I have a scene where my main character, pressured for time and being presented with a maddening dilemma, looks to the ceiling in frustration. Literally, he just looks upwards in exasperation for a moment.
Is there a phrase I can use to represent this motion and/or emotion?
Context: The main character has made his decision to embark on a quest which will probably cost him his life. He only has an hour to complete it, so he needs to get moving. Despite this, the woman he loves is insisting on going with him. She does have certain 'skills' that he needs, but he still doesn't want her to go, for obvious reasons. He doesn't have time for this, and looks to the ceiling in frustration.