Ah, the delights of air travel! Not all enjoyable for sure! I had visited the doctor before I went, to pay an immense amount for sleeping pills, to be taken for the nearly fifteen hour flight! I was fortunate, only a little lady from Lebanon was sharing our three seats. It still didn’t make for comfortable sleeping! I have no problems on buses or trains, I fall asleep in seconds, but on planes I just can’t get comfortable. So here I am in Abu Dabi, cold, miserable and still a full day to go! I do this whinging for all the people who glorify air travel out there, unless of course you travel business or first class it is just a necessary evil! Mind you I saw the movie about the three bill boards, the darkest hour, and Jerry McGuire, and one more I think which made no impact what so ever.
I had an interesting intermezzo in the coffee shop down from the Central Station in Sydney. I had some time so I went to order a coffee and something to eat , when this familiar looking man walked in. Immediately I dismissed the idea that it was somebody I knew! I only know my friend Libby in Sydney. Mind you the more I looked and listened the more sure I became. I HAD to know! So I went up to him and blatantly asked him if he used to work in Yuendumu, and Lo and behold it was a teacher I worked with in the Centre of Australia in 2003! It is a small world after all, needless to say he is also retired and was catching the bus to Queensland. An amazing little intermetzo that could change lives, which it didn’t of course. But we caught up with all the people we knew and a pleasant time was had. May be it was the second cup of coffee that counter acted all the pills I took! Probably. Here is to Serendipity! Bring it on! ( p/s these are all practise entries until I find my blob Bing feet again!)m