In this global society, people travel nearby or far so often, it became common to just ask how it was, we sometimes even forget to wish safe flight, because it became so usual and accessible that we might assume, it would be safe.
We try to save that expensive bus or train to the airport and meet our loved ones just in city at the station, or if we’re busy that we might just meet later at home or by dinner when we get time. Didn’t we forget to cherish this precious moment of freshness and excitement? I’m mostly one of those people who travels much and I would probably even tell you, don’t bother, no need to go all the way to airport to send me off or meet me, we can just say goodbyes or hellos at the nearest subway.
I also noticed that those times that my brother went all the way to airport with me, to help with my luggage and send me off, those talks in the last bus were The Talks, the talks we were too busy or uncomfortable to start when we had time, the words that we were afraid to say, hopes and plans we didn’t dare to ask for.
I made few decisions recently to go and meet all the way in airport too. First time it was because I was asked a lot, and well, since I wanted to be longer together I gave up and went. Another time, I actually didn’t really need to be asked much, since I was pretty excited to run towards, and hug and smile, and have that hour in a bus or train, excitingly talking, until we come to more public places, restaurants, people places that well, the thoughts might just get mixed up, new things, new experiences and emotions fill the head, that we forget to say what we’ve been thinking all the way in the airplane ride.
[So if you even have someone coming home and you’re planning to meet, if you missed this person, and have a lot on your heart, not just mind, to share, take that time, make that little effort, spend those extra money, because such small gestures carry the most precious memories sometimes, they all count.]