from twenty thousand feet high, I saw the lights below me twinkling just like Christmas.
We descended slowly and the curve of the world passed
with all of that flying above a mighty ocean and now we all are arriving.
Grab the carry on baggage and join the herd for the mad line
to take our place-but where does everyone come from?
Now I'm stamped and waived through and say my prayers and sing a hymn to the faithful...
Finally, the tears and embracing that leap over hemispheres
toward that transcendental reunion where all borders vanish,
we are all travelers traveling, we are gypsies together, we are going and coming
and we are just finding our way to our next destination from night into day.
In giant birds belly, I flew over the ocean and from twenty thousand feet high
and how the lights were glowing toward that transcendental reunion.
The last weekend of March ended with a bang as on Friday, I traveled to Galveston with a friend to see one of my favorite performers- the incomparable Mary Chapin Carpenter perform at the beautiful Opera house. She sang this song (video linked above) which she wrote when she was traveling to Europe. The past few years or so, I've been wanting to return to Europe and visit a dear friend and finally all that planning came to fruition on Monday, 3/30/15. Thus, in a giant bird's belly, (KLM 747) I returned to Europe some 30+ years later and landed in Amsterdam just after 6:30 a.m. (Holland time) and 11:30 p.m. Houston time. I was a traveler once again travelling to a far away country with four girlfriends and the adventure began!