Thursday, April 06, 2006

Into the sky once more


As morning breaks, I find myself once again packing my bags and heading out the door. I'm flying out to Boston for a couple of days, and hope to get at least an hour or so to myself so that I can walk around and explore.

I'll be back tomorrow night, which means I'll be away from home for only one sleep. Despite the brevity of the trip, I still find myself wondering what I'll miss, regretting that I'll lose a tuck-in at home. Even one night away from home is too much.

About the picture: Taken from my parents' balcony just after sunset. As I took the picture, I thought about the distant contrails and what they represented. For some passengers, it meant they were almost home. For others, quite the opposite.

May the trails you streak across the sky ultimately take you home to what matters most.

E-see you from America.

18 comments:

Sandy said...

These are the sort of trips I end up. The ones that are simply a really, really long day - and yet because it puts me out of touch from a time before the kids rise until after they go back down, those trips are as hard as if I was really, truly away.

Best of luck in your travels today.

kenju said...

Carmi, hope this is a good trip for you and that you will get back home to your family with no problems.

That is a lovely photo (colorwise).

Zee said...

Nice thoughts. :)

Lately, whenever my daughter sees these trails, she cries. Her 'bestest friend in the whole world that I love more than anybody' relocated from FL to NC. It's been a tough few months for my little princess. *sigh*

Mark A. Rayner said...

Cool pic Carmi. I used to paint with watercolors and I remember once starting a painting of a sunset; my brother happened to watch me start at the horizon with a line of brown and he said, "there's no brown in a sunset."

Your pic (and my painting) shows otherwise.

m.

Prego said...

Carmi is leaving tonight on a plane....
I can see the red tail lights...

Have a good trip.

barbie2be said...

oh, carmi! that is an amazing photo! have a safe trip...

Killired said...

how in the world do you find such great moments to take pix? maybe you should quit writing and be a photographer... not saying your writing is bad... just that your pix are AMAZING!

Mark said...

Have a safe trip - Welcome to America - again!

keda said...

wow you fly around so much. you poor thing!

lovely photo again though. i've been away the last couple of weeks too so i'll try to catch up with your writing now....

Karen said...

Wow, you travel a lot. That must be difficult since you're such an involved dad.

Just stopping by to say hi and wish you a good trip.

Tara said...

Oh, I love Boston! We stayed there last St.Patty's day for a few nights. We stayed at the Buckminister Hotel right by the stadium. It was perfect for walking around to see the sights. We took the subway to Boston Common. I loved the shopping there. My only regret was not spending more time on the Harvard campus. I felt smarter just driving through it. Here's hoping you get a chance to hang out and have some walk around time there.

Plumkrazzee said...

Gorgeous in photo, and sentiment. Hurry home.

craziequeen said...

Wonderful photo, Carmi.

And you'll be back for tuck-ins before you know it :-)

cq

Courtney said...

Hey Carmi, how's Boston treating you? (waving from the suburbs...)

Claire said...

Hope you have a good trip and don't miss home too much. I love the photo, it's so peaceful.

Here from Michele's today.

Ciera said...

Here from Michele's! Absolutely love that photo!!!!

surcie said...

I'm amazed by how much you travel, Carmi. Sometimes being gone for a time is good because it makes you realize how much you appreciate home and the ones who are there awaiting your return--though I have a feeling that you always appreciate home.

Goodbye Mes Amis said...

Here from Michele's again Carmi. I love pics of the sky that have only a wee bit of extra bits in them (the trees).