Saturday, November 06, 2004

Another airport, early in the morning ...

The dawn breaks and the light slants through the make-shift cafe. The lights are not needed but they are on. The sun can do the trick alone. Regulations do not take into account, the sun in the cafe, in the corner, of the airport. Ugly green wedding chairs on flimsy cheap small tables. Brands screaming out, waiting to be touched, to be picked up. A ketchup bottle, stained red on a red background. The smell of coffee lingers in the air.



The final call is announced. The sprawling lounge, clean as a whistle, gives the impression of being a passage to another world. The yellow-on-black sign screams out the gate numbers. And I walk on. Through the passage. To another world.



The plane, connected, awaits. Humming in anticipation. Its frowning eyes staring you in the face. Reprimanding you for being one of the last ones to enter. The trip to the Sinking City has drawn to a close. Clear skies beckon.

11 comments:

Garrison Steelle said...

Hmmmm ... I dunno. In some ways, I like reading the words without the pictures. That way I have my own visualization first.

Although, your verse does such a good job, what I would visualize wouldn't be far from what the pictures show.

-G

. : A : . said...

It originally started out as 2 different posts. One, for the writing and the other, for the pictures. But somehow they seemed to come together seamlessly and I decided to try something new. To tell you the truth, even I was a bit uncomfortable initially with it, but then decided that they complemented each other.

Anonymous said...

I like as well your posts with pics. It's what you see, and how it impresses you. I like it. Thanks.
It's me, pandora. I just can't log into my account. Be well.

Miss Qt said...

It works again! hehe

Nice entry! I like the fact you put pix with your text. It's even more lively and you still write so well! :)

. : A : . said...

Pandora, Queen Mo - Good to know that you liked this type of a post. As I said in the earlier comment, I was uncomfortable initially but the two posts just came together seamlessly ... :-)

Pincushion said...

Yours words have the power of creating images all by themselves..:)..powerful words ! As for the pics..i like them all by themselves..coz they in turn create words !!
Words n pics ?..hmmmm..diff strokes for diff folks :)

. : A : . said...

Thanks Pincushion. See the next post. It will be skewed towards the picture ... and welcome the creation of words!

;-)

manababies said...

I agree with a previous comment that you don't need the photos because your words are so descriptive. Yet, the photos have made me more curious about this latest excursion and I hope you elaborate on it more! Sorry to be nosy. I'm definitely intrigued....

. : A : . said...

superMANA! - Unfortunately, not much of a story from the latest excursion. Just a short trip to Bangkok. These were some images, that lingered with me, from the airport on the way out.

ruby said...

Its an interesting co incidence , i read your words and thought of the very same airport, i have always managed to be there in the mornings and the words just brought the place back to me even before i read on and realized you are talking about the same place !

. : A : . said...

rubyq - Yes, that is quite a conincidence. Thanks for dropping by and commenting.