So, I am flying out of Vegas to Portland today. I get to the airport and the line at the ticket counter was obscene!!! It took me about 10-12 minutes to get through that line. That’s usually a 2 minute experience. On the other hand, going through security was about 15 minutes (and that was with waiting for them to bring more bins). That is normally a 20-30 minute ordeal. Why was the world so backward today? I didn’t see Spock with his goatee (excuse the obscure Star Trek reference).
I had a two open seats by me, and then a little kid between ages 5-7 said “Mommmy! Here’s two seats open!” Crap. Ok. Whatever. I can put up with it. I let them both in to sit down. The woman sits in the center seat. She tells me “Just to let you know, we often have to go to the bathroom a lot. I just wanted to tell you right now. We can move if that will be a problem.” So here I am through the whole flight cringing everytime the kid takes a drink. About halfway through the flight, the woman starts to get up, and I stand in the aisle. The kid stays though. When she told me “we”, I really thought she meant the kid. Awkward.
When we came in for a landing, there was an interesting sensation. I looked out the left hand windows. It was normal. I looked out the right hand windows. Nothing but water. First thought? I was wondering if the plane had pontoons.
I decided to take part in the #Trust30 writing challenge from http://ralphwaldoemerson.me
Today’s writing prompt:
“Your genuine action will explain itself, and will explain your other genuine actions. Your conformity explains nothing. The force of character is cumulative.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson, Self-Reliance
If ‘the voyage of the best ship is a zigzag line of a hundred tracks,’ then it is more genuine to be present today than to recount yesterdays. How would you describe today using only one sentence?
Today was an interesting combination of travel and last minute preparation that I’m trying to be positive about despite not having much to validate that positivity.