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The passengers were soaked by the time we had all queued up the stairs into the cabin.
Plane guy hollered,
“Everyone throw your luggage in a front seat, then move to the back of the plane and take a seat."
That was the same flight that after finding a spot near a window I looked out over the wing and noticed a pink sticky note flapping on the top ‘do not walk’ area. I didn’t want to know why.
The weather was in turmoil. I kept trying to forget that Noah's rainbow only promised no flood, not no destruction.
It’s strange how the many-thoughts-at-once thingy becomes noticeable when we are in emanate worry. I was concerned as to why there were two seats on the left row and only single seats on the right, that the pilot looked under age, that it could be so drafty in such a small airplane, and what about that swarm of something in front of the propellers?

A flashlight lit white sheet will render a rush of motley stupefied bugs as they fly onto the fabric. Bugs in headlights. Kind of like hunters paralyzing deer with the spot light from their truck. What does this have to do with philosophy? I don’t know.


One of those days where every word sounds like a quote if it were just written down.
What does this have to do with who's talking? I don’t know that either.
I had a teacher in high school, whose standard annoying quip had been,
“I don’t know, find out and tell me.”

Quan Yin told me in a dream, and not very patiently,
Time has past, you should know these things.

14 comments:

  1. I was right there.... soaking wet... on a scary flight... guess I will go dry off!!

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  2. You are such a story teller, and I was there with you.

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  3. ha. i was on a flight to birmingham once when the bottom fell out...it was amazing just to listen to people...

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  4. I always white knuckle flights.

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  5. Let's see... consulting comment matrix... B7 should work: "You rock."

    I almost thought this was a 10thDoM entry. That would rock. ;)

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  6. Brian, was it a sign?

    Thank you Jeff, I like your affirmative matrix.
    Do you play Chess or Bingo?
    I don't know, that 10thdom scares me. But, you know, I frighten easily.

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  7. Just remember, what seems like the bright light of enlightenment may just be a precursor to a rather nasty shock.

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  8. geee, i was on that very same plane in 1981, flying endlessly over water for more than an hour when we were supposed to have landed already in lafayette louisiana! :)

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  9. That sounds like me. One little post-it note in the wrong place and everything's a conspiracy.
    Catherine

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  10. My mate's roomate in college was on a flight once where a fellow passenger was blown out of a broken window. High pressure of any sort is nothing to muck around with.

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  11. Sublime. As usual. off to see Billy in the morn w/T. I'm not getting off the plane if I see a sticky note. Just so you know. L, L

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  12. Alan, Thank you for your insight. I have often thought it was one in the same.

    Lonnie, Thanks, I will write you on a more private venue.

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  13. The Best Flight I Ever Had Was Into Havana.On a Rickety Cuban Plane.It juddered& spluttered throughout the flight from Canada.Just As we were about to land the co-Pilot came out of the cockpit.Draped himself over 2 empty passenger seats at the front(legs dangling over the armrest into the walkway)& he lit up a hugh cigar.Sheer Class!

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  14. Commuter planes...cramped...abhor them...

    Confucious said "He who works for eternity counts not time."

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