“A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.”
~ George A. Moore
No matter how much time I spend in Airports, I do not think I will ever get used to it! At least, I hope that I will never get used to it!
I do not really care for the mechanics of travel. Sure, there are methods of travel that I prefer to others – I enjoy train travel, but I HATE riding on busses. Planes are okay – but they are better in first class! But whatever the means of conveyance, the waiting to board and debark is always a hassle. As Douglas Adams put it in the opening to “The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul:”
“It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on Earth has ever produced the expression “As pretty as an airport.” Airports are ugly. Some are very ugly. Some attain a degree of ugliness that can only be the result of a special effort. This ugliness arises because airports are full of people who are tired, cross, and have just discovered that their luggage has landed in Murmansk (Murmansk airport is the only exception of this otherwise infallible rule), and architects have on the whole tried to reflect this in their designs.”
~ Douglas Adams
The Long Dark Tea-Time of the Soul
But the travel is worth it for the destination – especially when the destination is home! I am headed home now – and will be there some time this evening. I can’t wait to sleep in my own bed.
Wherever you are today, I hope that you’re headed somewhere pleasant!
Don Bergquist – October 16, 2017 – St. Paul, Minnesota, USA