I am sitting in an airport again. This time because I am flying standby and there was not room on the first flight I tried. I love airports. I love the brief glimpse into the lives of the other travellers.
Going through security the woman in front of me lamented how slowly the line was going. I said, well the good thing is that it gives us time to take everything out and off. J She smiled and said, “well that is a positive way of looking at it.” I explained that I have found not being positive does not help the situations. J later I was reflecting on this and thinking how amazing it is that God has opened my eyes to the positive side of things. I don’t see everything as good. But everything is not bad. :)
At the gate, waiting for the possibility of the first flight, there was a group of orthodox Jewish men. I watched them interact with each other. Older and younger men all combined by a common faith. It was beautiful and it was sad. I was sad that they are not combined by the knowledge that the Messiah has come!!!!!
As the other standby passengers and I waited to find out if we had a seat, I shared a sigh with another woman. She was on her flight at 6:15 this morning when she realized that she had not remembered her passport to apply for her visa in San Fran. So she was on standby. I began to wonder about each person’s story. I am not in a hurry today. I do not have any pressing appointments to meet. Thankfully. :)
I watched the gate attendants try to graciously respond to everyone with their requests. That is a tough job!
As I wandered around, I chatted with the people working in one of the news shops… they were delightful.
The band and their groupies… apparently they were in Europe last year… according to one of the tags on one of their rucksacks.
The man who looked so tired but was all ready for a long flight ahead. :)
The tired waitresses who were short staffed and worn out. :(
I wonder what else this day will hold as I wait for the next flight.