Wednesday, November 25, 2009

in the air

I spend a lot of time on planes now, ever since August it's been a steady stream of back and forth and repeat. Airports fascinate me, this artificial hub of humanity where everyone is going somewhere at the mercy of others. I sit and I watch people go and go and go and I find it amazing really at how many people are out there in our world doing their own thing.

Flying itself is clearly less desirable, roped in like sheep at a forced rodeo all dressed up with places to go and no control of getting there. We all sit silently resenting the way in which we must get around while docilely submitting to the rules of the road. I've been lucky in this regard too, no big mishaps or you know, scary 30,000' sort of things yet and I keep hoping that I'll fly under the radar one more time.

I'm heading back to the jungle after a brief trip to the States, wrapping up a project and feeling the satisfaction in knowing I'll keep my feet on the ground through the holidays both, a pause in the rush and one I am deeply craving, a long time at home with nothing much to do but relish in the joy of my child and partner, since travelling as much I find myself trying to stand still. I watch them when they are busy just to see how their limbs work and what makes them smile. I hear the words of the tiniest Who and instead of screaming I Am Here I say I Am Blessed.

Happy Thanksgiving, friends.

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9 comments:

krista said...

happy thanksgiving to you and your family...
i'm doing my best to listen to the tiniest who but i'm worried i'm not paying enough attention. thank you for reminding me to take this time to pay attention.

Magpie said...

Do a project in NY! Come visit!

Happy Thanksgiving.

flutter said...

I love you!

Denguy said...

Happy USA Thanksgiving to you!

Pgoodness said...

Happy Thanksgiving!!

painted maypole said...

Happy thanksgiving!

alejna said...

Hope you had a happy homecoming and a happy Thanksgiving! Enjoy your time on the ground.

Madge said...

hope you had a great holiday....

Jenn said...

I hope it was wonderful.

Here's to flying under the radar, each time.