Airport

Mondays are known as the day nobody likes. If monday was a person, it would have no friends, no family and no soul. My monday was beyond unusual today. It was 7:50am when I received a call from a very good friend of mine. He was sick and asked me if I could go pick his sister up at the airport in a couple of hours. I agreed, considering he’s one of my best friends. I got dressed and got to the airport on time. The thing about airports is that you have to wait; there’s no way out. You can either die of boredom or you can find something interesting to do. Some people listen to music, others enjoy good conversations or play games on their phones. I like to observe people; their excitement and their complete lack of emotion. The look in their eyes, especially the children. Balloons and flowers everywhere. Sometimes I can feel their anxiety, their heartbeat. I almost cried like a baby today when I saw a little girl welcoming her mother with arms wide open and a huge smile; it made me miss my mom even more. I also like to observe people who apparently have no emotions at all. People who welcome others as if it wasn’t a big deal (maybe it isn’t). The vibe at the airport can go from complete happiness to absolute sadness, depending on where you look. That’s what intrigues me the most. I waited for almost one hour and a half. She was taking way too long to arrive. “Something must have happened”, I said to myself. After speaking to someone at the information desk, I realized she had missed her flight and would arrive hours later. Today I basically went to the airport just to observe people. If you ever have a chance to quietly observe people, do so. You will be marvelled.

Side note: My friend’s sister arrived and he’s doing much better. 

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5 thoughts on “Airport

  1. Observation is a good start to analyze something or someone but it’s not good enough to draw a good conclusion. An appearance, while it gives us some form of context, can also be deceiving. Our mind deceives us everyday actually. Something as simple as a smile can be interpreted under different meanings depending on what context that smile appeared in. Is it happiness? Is it a sign of agreement? Is it sarcasm? Is it anger? Is it madness? Or is it a lie? We don’t know.

    Sure, facial expressions do capture emotions, but what we see is it really what it means? How do we find the meanings behind the things we see? Our mind. Our mind with time associates meanings to things. Things we see or things that happen around us. But if our mind deceives us, how can we trust its judgement? We can’t. That’s the beauty of life. Not everything is as it seems. 🙂

    A good quote that serves as an example to what I’m trying to say:

    The loneliest people are the kindest, The saddest people smile the brightest. The most damaged people are the wisest. All because they do not wish to see anyone else suffer the way they do.

    PS: You could have called the airport before going 😛

    • I never said I wanted to draw any conclusions. I just like to observe people. It’s hard enough to draw conclusions about people we know. Strangers are just poetry in its raw form.

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