Circling the Earth

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

Holding a Kindle in her lap, Mrs. Honnicut had a hard time concentrating. Real life was much more interesting. Airports were full of people from Everywhere, Earth, Galaxy Milky Way.

They were all different. Skin colors, hair colors, eye colors–all different. Clothing often revealed the country of origin. And sometimes a lot more of the body than was necessary. One man nearby read a Bible. Most younger people sported earbuds and glazed eyes.

They were all the same. Coming, going, parting, greeting. Weary, excited, tired, disheveled.

Each a part of the paths that circled the earth.


50 thoughts on “Circling the Earth

  1. Angie Sim

    Whenever my friends come back from a trip, I hear the most intriguing stories. There’s just so much time to kill that you inevitably find yourself looking for something to observe.

    You definitely get a mixed batch whenever you look around though- it’s a place where people from all walks of life have to come together. This was lovely. Thanks for sharing! Glad I found your blog and I’m looking forward to reading more.

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    1. That’s something else I think about at an airport–all the money these hundreds of people have paid; the money represented by the huge planes, the staff, the airport itself–boggles the mind.

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  2. Abhijit Ray

    Mrs. Honnicut is right. Real life and real people are interesting. Stories are made from lives of people. Some of the people in the airport may have a story that is reflected in her Kindle.

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