Be joyful even though you have considered all the facts...practice resurrection. -Wendell Berry

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

silver lining

to save money, i booked a flight that had 
a connection in washington d.c.
the prop plane was noisy and a bit wobbly in the headwinds. 
due to "mechanical difficulties", i missed my connection.
but look at what i got to see, up close.
 discovery had just flown in 
on its way to rest in peace in an area museum.

so my rebooked flight will get me to earlham after dinner.
i'll be late to our meeting, but if i make it in time for dessert...
perhaps not all will be lost.

 i'll always remember the thrill of seeing this beauty
set against the spring sky and broad runway here at dulles.

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  1. So wild! Like the time in March my daughter and I were delayed in Atlanta...and then got to see the president!

  2. A positive spin on a missed connection!! What a wonderful sight!
    Safe travels home, Karen, and hope your meetings go well.

  3. That is wonderful! Silver lining indeed!

  4. A chance glimpse of an American dream.

  5. Very cool and, in my opinion, definitely worth a dinner!

  6. Wow! There's always a silver lining, isn't there?