|Church Trip in Cuba.|
Together, we are comfortable, calm travellers. Travelling on my own, I feel more nervous... heart beating a bit fast through security, palms real sweaty at takeoff. I like to think Ben's like that too when he travels without me. Maybe not as extreme, but not quite as relaxed, wishing I was there.
When we travel together, it's seamless. Throw up any barrier... delays, cancellations, too-short stopovers in long airports, foreign languages, mysterious toilets.... no problem. We calm each other, problem solve together, ask "You have your passport? Where's your boarding pass?" We're quick to apologize for our grumps or our tired behaviour. We often sit quiet together, waiting. Just quiet waiting.
Airports and airplanes are kind of life parallels, eh. Going from one place to the next, one day to another, heading in a direction, carrying stuff around, overcoming obstacles, rubbing shoulders with others.
I'm thankful to have Benny with me in life. And even though I haven't travelled with many of my friends and family members, I know who's on this little life adventure with me... who I enjoy having along for the ride. Who, I hope, enjoy having me along for the ride too...
To bring peace, problem solve, sometimes have conflict then forgiveness...
A little quiet waiting side by side.