What Would You Do On a Lost Day?
Travel is jet fuel for the mind. It forces us to see the world differently. Sometimes, it holds up a mirror and reveals unflattering things.
Particularly in the tortuous process of getting from Point A to Point B.
Bill Murray’s pre-marital advice is wise. Go on an around-the-world trip with the person you think you want to marry. Take her places that are really hard to get to. Spend a lot of time under duress. If you get back to JFK and still want to say I Do, get married in the airport.
I’m glad I married someone who’s patient, who can handle various hiccups and explosions of travel with charm. With ease. With aplomb. (While I usually cry. And drink. And rant and rant and rant.)
As I type this, we are waiting to board another plane to Sydney, two days later than we were supposed to leave. I’ve missed every Rotary event I signed up for. It’s almost like I’ve lost three days instead of one. But that’s just me being melodramatic.
I’m like that sometimes. (That MTM. Did I mention he’s a SAINT???)
But you’re reading this post on June 1.
I went to sleep in the murky hours of May 31, and I will (hopefully) alight from a plane at o’dark thirty the morning of June 2. Fifteen hours in the air flying west = crossing the international date line and losing a whole day.
Yes, I know I get it back on the return, but not really. Time in a tube is time in a tube is time in a tube.
But, I wonder: What would I do on a lost day if I could do anything I wanted? If I could slip through some crack in the Matrix and spend my airtime elsewhere?
I know exactly what I’d do, Dear Reader. But I want to hear about you. Please give me something to read when I get to my final destination, too jet lagged to sleep.
What would YOU do with those lost hours, if you could do anything?
It’s MTM’s answer, so it may be yours. In case any of you say “Read Andra’s novel,” you can get your copy of To Live Forever: An Afterlife Journey of Meriwether Lewis here:
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