Why are you unseasonably warm, Utah? Why are you developing a bad case of the smogs? Why does airline travel make one feel as though the blood has thickened ever so fatally in one veins, and also, and curiously, sweaty?
Utah, I have stories to tell about the curious pleasures of airports: a reason to read Esquire, a moment or 200 to oneself, the chance to read a whole book at a time, time to contemplate one's next move, time to think about and feel everything about the trip--how much fun one had and how much one misses the daughter one visited--and about home. But I am glad not to be in an airport now, even giving the airports their props--the flights were on time, people were helpful, my bag made it with me despite having to change airlines and a stop in Denver, both ways.
Mainly, though, Utah, I am glad to reconnect to my own life and routine. I am very glad to be with my husband. Tomorrow, I will develop rolls and rolls of film. I will be glad to have the photos to remind me of my darling daughter and of the wonderful places we visited together. I will take Bruiser (I believe he was named State Dog in my absence) for a walk. I will go to the bank and write a poem and begin reading a new book. I will see loved ones and eat Utah vegetables. I need to be here, I am glad to be here, though my heart, it turns out, my heart is both here and also everywhere.
I like the idea of writing a poem and then going to the bank. Very T.S. Elliot.ReplyDelete
Glad you are home safely.ReplyDelete
I like the idea of you writing a poem AT the bank. That would show them.ReplyDelete
Also Utah, myself among them, is glad you are home.
you have described the airport perfectly. In every way (except for one) I hate it; it gives me time to read, write, and people watch.ReplyDelete
Welcome home, love!ReplyDelete
This idea of hearts everywhere. It's like you spend one year dispersing it and the next collecting it and then starting all over.ReplyDelete
so glad to hear you had the good airport feelings. and glad you are back, at least the part of you that doesn't remain all over the world.ReplyDelete