31 July 2008
The heroine’s journey is generally fraught with obstacles, if not then where would the adventure be? Is should have known something was coming the day before I left India but I was too preoccupied with tying up the loose ends and preparing for my latest journey to the India sub-continent to teach at Long Island University’s Global College. I decided to attend one more gathering of friends in order to say ‘see you soon!’, and wish all friends well.
I stepped out of the
It always amazes me how the mind works in situations where something has drastically changed but your brain hasn’t figured it out what it is yet. Hummmmm, the dashboard is out, the car in disarray…..my gaze then panned right to the broken window of the passenger door. Smashed! But what was missing? Nothing?
Smash and grab I believe it is called and more importantly I leave for
More importantly then how this happened is that fact that it happened and that I have to deal with it, perhaps after a few needed hours of sleep. So that’s what I did. Between phone calls, police reports, and feverishly packing I raced through my day preparing for a trip where I truly don’t know when I will return. I have no idea where I’ll be going in the world from this move, so this sort of uncertain-future traveling requires a specific kind of packing. There are a few more necessities involved in the leap-of-faith I was taking.
My mom couldn’t drive me to the airport as she was waiting for the window repair person to arrive so I called in backup. Susan dutifully waited over and hour for me to pull myself together, get those bags zipped up and head out. Thanks to her patience and skillful driving skills we negotiated some serious
At this point in time I really started to question my luck. Had it run out? Did I really have any chance of making this flight? Of course my mind took my moment of doubt and ran with it causing me to question the entire venture of moving to
At the first of many security checks, this one at the beginning of the check-in line, I asked if I really had any prayer of making this flight. She turned to me and said in an excited manner, “Ms. Joseph you’ll have no problems. Lots of people are late today and there are still many people to check-in”. I stood for a slightly abnormal amount of time relishing the news that I just might make it through this hellish last day in
And so it went on smooth sailing from there. I had great seats and decent service though all my various stop-overs in