Would you believe me if I told you airports are on my list of favorite places? Something about airports is so enticing. Perhaps, the same spirit of adventure that surrounds me lights up within me. The internal spark strengthened by the various languages and accents I hear. I’m intrigued, trying to guess where everybody is from…where everybody is going.
We’re all travelers today. While everyday we carry on our ordinary lives, in this moment we share the characteristic of being in transition. Some of us are leaving for a while and some just taking short trips. Besides the feeling of adventure, I also feel a sense of unity: a bond with my fellow travelers.
I’ll probably never see these individuals again. Maybe that’s why I cherish every moment spent at airports. They are fleeting. And I am thankful for the few hours I spend with them. Everyone time I place myself in such an environment, I grow because I learn. I’m a silent observer but I watch and listen.
Perhaps I take this whole “going to the airport” thing too seriously but I can’t help but be passionate in every situation I am placed.
Where to next? I’ll figure that out soon but feel free to comment reactions to this post below…
Photo taken en route to Haiti