Love to be on planes! I am looking around and I see people sleeping (not that comfy, but still sleeping at 8 pm), eating (without rushing or watching tv), reading (and no peeking on to telephones), talking to each other (not caring about postures, they just go deep into the
conversation chairs) or staring through the windows at the beautiful sky, just take a moment and think.
Whereas it is something scary for some of us… My brother has to drink a shot of whiskey in order to help him forget about the Physics and start to be present in our conversation. I guess he should do that on the ground, too. It is something really fun for others. You can actually see a whistling smiley over here.
This is the time for me. For us. For a few hours it is just myself or us. No phone, no internet, no people, no I-should-be-doing-something-now-instead-of-having-this-much-fun, no worries about jobs, about anything. You are cut from your world for a short time and put into this up-in-the-air box along with red wine and good music in your headphones.
They say that planes are the most secure mean of transportation, so just go with the flow. Though I am sure you can think right now of, at least, one turbulence you’ve been through. Well, guess what! It is the most rare cause of plane crashes. Next time you are in one, just remember of this. Read it when you have the time. Or just trust me. You shouldn’t be afraid. Why should you? It’s not like you could actually do something about it, so you’d better just enjoy it. As a roller-coaster ride. Oh! Roller-coaster rides… Rides… Ride it with my surfboard. Surfboard.
It feels like a new beginning each time I land. Anywhere.
And then there are the hugs at landings. Either it’s you the one who is flying someone dear that you need to pick up, the tight hug at the aiport is so genuine that it becomes part of the whole flying experience. Listen.
To make it all complete, they even created a buzz called “airport style“. And articles entitled: “Steal airport style from your favourite celebs” or “See celebs’ best airport style post Oscars”. Just google it. Victoria Beckham seems to be the queen of that. The clothes, the attitude, the stroll and, of course, the big glasses. I do believe, though, she has some sweats and flip-flops in those Hermès’.
Next time you fly, try to do something you don’t have time for usually. Just think, go back to memories that make you smile, watch a movie, read a book, sleep. All of this without any phooooones! I hope they never make it possible to have network coverage on planes though I already heard something about it. Don’t even want to say it out loud.
Looking forward to the next story. Just landed.