Thursday, July 14, 2011

Calmer than I used to be

Wednesday, July 13 was my day to return home after two months in the UK (with a side trip to France). I expected one long day with Albuquerque at the end of it, but I'm in Atlanta. Tomorrow I'll be in Albuquerque.

I was grateful, through the confusion and delays, that I wasn't missing something like a wedding rehearsal or a graduation or a speaking engagement. This is a good night for me to be in a hotel in Atlanta, I guess, as unexpected outcomes go.

During the announcements and confusion, I was calm and sometimes amused. Some other people were taking it in happy stride, too, and that kept the mood of dozens and hundreds of others happier.

Fear and anger can be contagious, but happy acceptance seemed to be contagious tonight.
photo by Sandra Dodd


  1. Just what I needed to hear this morning. Writing the last line on my mirror today. :)

  2. There was one time I got tears in my eyes, but I wasn't afraid or angry, just dismayed that I might have to find the long line I had been in at the first arrival terminal and get back into it. But a very nice Delta employee showed me that I was very near the Terminal D rebooking desk, and didn't have to find my way back down, over, train, up, to the one at international arrivals.

    Also, up above I used "confusion" twice, and stylistically I try to avoid using the same word twice. I was too tired to edit last night, though. And it was extra confusing. :-)

  3. Don't worry, be happy ! Yes, it is contagious. Thank you Sandra ! Hope you're happy to be home !!! :-)


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