Daily Post: Terminal Time

This actually happened to me…  Not quite 6 hours; it was more like 4.

I’m a people watcher.  I like to find a seat and just watch people stroll by, or race to get to their next plane.  I create scenarios in my head.  For example, the old man sitting there reading the newspaper is on his way to go meet his first newborn grand child.  The lady racing by in high heels and a dress suit is on her way to business meeting where she has to make a really good impression or her job is on the line.  The family of 4 is on their way to some exotic location for a family vacation.  It’s amazing what you can tell about people through their eyes.  The family of 4?  Their eyes are full of excitement, anticipation and adventure.  The other family of 4 is returning from vacation.  Their eyes are tired.  They’ve seen a lot in the last week.  It’s almost as if you can hear them screaming “Take me home and let me close for the next 48 hours!”  But the little old lady, struggling to pull her carry on… she’s going out of state to visit her sister.  Her sister is very sick and the doctors aren’t sure she’s going to make it.  I can see the optimism, but the sadness is much stronger.

When this gets tiresome, I’m never without a good book…

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