Tuesday, September 6, 2011

hello again


On the plane today, the woman sitting next to me asked to borrow a pen. I lent her one, and she proceeded to write furiously in a notebook for nearly two hours straight. Then, she closed her eyes and assumed a meditative pose for the rest of the flight. I thought a lot about the past week on the flight, but I am at a loss for words. I'm just not as efficient at self-expression as my seat mate was. Or maybe it's the jet lag.


What I can say is that I needed the visit. I need those conversations with my sister that last all night long, as much as I need air.


It was a once in a lifetime experience being with my nephew on the eve of his freshman year; helping him get settled at NYU.


As we were leaving the city this morning, one of the screens at Times Square flashed the message, 'Great Times Are Waiting.' It took a bit of the sting off leaving, summer's end, and school starting in the morning.

More soon.

6 comments:

Francesca said...

Usually, I have to "process" big events in my head before I'm ready to write about them, or even see them clearly - a little distance, a little thinking about them is what I often need.
Happy beginning to a new school year in the morning!

Rose Fern said...

I'm so glad you had such a nice time.Sharing moments with friends and family is vital for me too. Especially when afterhour talk is included! This sting is so awful...I felt exactly the same and almost cried when I was leaving my parents yesterday...It's strange how these ties never break...

country girl said...

Have missed you, glad to have you back.
Looking forward to all the little adventures, lessons, and growth which lies ahead for you and your boys this school year.
xo

Kwana said...

Beautiful images and I understand the feeling but I think you are just as expressive as that women. It;s through your photos that you say so much.

KPiep said...

Welcome back! I'm very glad you had such a wonderful trip.

gia said...

I am like your seatmate! I embarass myself on planes with how much I write in my journal! Hah! That cracked me up.