Going home

going away from home

on vacation

off to work

for pleasure

out of obligation

to care for the sick

to consult an expert

to get a second opinion

to see an old friend

to make music

to see art

to attend a meeting

to present at a conference

to learn

to fulfill a dream

to escape

to flee

to race towards something

to look it in the eye

to encounter the self

to fly the plane

to serve our country


not knowing what will happen

what will be revealed

how long it will take

who will be there

whether in comfort or discomfort

good surprises or bad

delights or agonies

grace or burden

bumpy or smooth


will it be worth it

what choice is there in the matter

and what snacks to take along for the ride


The Airport