Now that Thanksgiving has passed, thoughts of Christmas and the coming New Year come to mind. With my yearly trip to Georgia coming to an end, I am now looking forward to returning home for a Christmas with snow. December's end will mark the closure of 2017, much has been accomplished this year. It is now time for the creation of my New Year's Resolutions.
The year 2018 have me embarking on a new adventure, planning a trip outside the United States. Luckily, I was fortunate to meet Linda, a retired airline stewardess in the Denver Airport. Of all the travelers in the airport, she chose to sit next to me during a layover. I was confused why she chose to sit this close, there was a reason I sat away from others, near a window.
The first leg of my flight was awful, the middle occupant of the row became ill halfway through the trip, the sound of him choking on throw-up, awoke me out of my sleep, as I scrambled to reach the button to summon a stewardess he jumped up, spewing puke over the end passenger and myself. While in the Denver Airport, sitting alone smelling of liquor and puke, an older woman sat next to me.
Linda either could not smell or did not mind the stench. We began chatting about the book she was reading, and what the true meaning of being woke meant. My upcoming trip to Paris somehow came up during our conversation, I admitted to being apprehensive about leaving the US. It so happens, Linda was a veteran at international travel. She told me, not to be afraid, during her career as a flight attendant, she had visited Paris many times, her children also accompanied her on more than one occasion. She eased my fears by offering tips and advice on how to plan the trip.
We exchanged phone numbers and email, to discuss the specific details. This encounter exemplified my belief, regarding there being a reason for everything. Meeting Linda answered a question for me, I was not sure if vacationing in another country was a good idea. The universe has a way of giving you the answers you seek if you are willing to listen. I am looking forward to my Paris trip and what life has in store for the future.