Re: Destination

Traveling is a great way to expand your horizons, mentally and geographically. Exotic destinations, far removed from your usual routine, can provide exciting and provocative opportunities to see things from a different perspective. 

And yet, there’s something special about that moment when travelers return to their home turf, basking in the sights, sounds, smells, and bustle of familiarity.

You see the anticipation in the airport waiting area, as eyes search the incoming stream of humanity for familiar faces. A childs barely-contained celebration when they spot their grandparents walking down the ramp. 

The embraces, the cheerful welcomes, the meandering and talkative trek toward the baggage claim area. Not even the tedium of grudgingly slow carousels can dampen the happy reunions.

Unaccompanied travelers, clutching briefcases and laptops, likewise await the return of their checked overnight bags. Their studious expressions speak of a sense of purpose: Destination reached, they’re eager to dive into the purpose of their trip. 

In the midst of this sea of happy reunions, tearful farewells, arrivals, departures, baggage carousels, and connecting flights, sits the solitary figure of a writer. A cup of Tim Horton’s coffee cools on the table beside him as he tries to dream up the most creative way to announce his return to blogging.

But in the end, he decides a picture is still worth a thousand words.

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