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As The Crow Flies (or will fly...eventually...)

..or "Please hold for the next available event in your life to take place".

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There are few more depressing places in the world than the international terminal of a major airport (ok, that is a seriously narrow-minded and selfish statement, considering all the terrible places and things that happen all around the world every day...but bear with me).

Hundreds of lives on hold. For hours and hours, people from all around the world just sit and wait. And wait. Their lives on hold. All the books, movies, TV, naps, complimentary wifi connections in the airport lounges - all just elevator music for them as they wait on hold for their lives to get going again.

LAX is an odd beast; a city on its own where people live for short periods of time, but no one seems to really want to be here. I guess people don't, in general, enjoy being on hold either.

A sullen and tired thought, I know. Being on hold for hours at a time will do that to you.

In any case, it's off to Sydney within the next 2 hours, and then the real fun will begin.

Soundtrack: the obnoxious buzzing sound coming from the complimentary soft-drink machine in the 'reLAX' lounge. That, and NBA playoffs on ESPN.

Posted by stevecrow 20:23 Archived in USA Tagged lax

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I'm reminded of Dr. Seuss: Waiting for a train to go
or a bus to come, or a plane to go
or the mail to come, or the rain to go
or the phone to ring, or the snow to snow
or waiting around for a Yes or a No
or waiting for their hair to grow.
Everyone is just waiting.

by CorvidaeCorvus

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