Friday, October 11, 2013

Airport waiting rooms ---


True love.

After a long flight, waiting for my connecting one home I observed the following:
Several women of all ages; one or two businessmen (an early afternoon flight, which meant that most businessmen were either still having meetings or not yet ready to come for the next day’s appointments); several high-school aged persons, presumably school had either not yet started, or they already had a school break; one father and daughter and last, but certainly not least, one middle-aged man holding his sleeping wife.

Why were they there – and so tired – in the middle of the day? Return from a far-away vacation, family reunion? Whatever the reason his allowing her to sleep as comfortably as possible, leaning against him seems to me to have been ordinary love at its best.