One year ago...

posted on 21st of october, 2010

Today I felt as if my life had come full circle and it was time to start a new beginning. This morning I checked to see what photos I sold, and saw that one was of Chicago's O'Hare Airport. It was exactly one year ago when I took that shot. I was tired and jet legged from my flight from Istanbul. Not only that but it was cold and coming back to North America always is a slight culture shock. My flight back to Calgary (and then my city) had been delayed, at first by one hour, then two and three and four.
I'm aways grateful that I don't have anyone waiting for me at the airport because I have had so many delayed flights and I would hate to make anyone sit around. I wandered from terminal to terminal, stopping to check out every store along the way. I walked and walked, even though fatigue was hitting me greatly I watched the busy passengers whose flights were leaving on time and wondered what their stories were. Where were they going on their journey in life, and why?. Myself I was scared to head back home. I had an uncertain future and had no real guidance on what I should do. Most of my friends, although young had already settled and were happily reproducing. I wasn't ready for that yet though.
I headed back to my flight gate and talked with an elderly nun who had made a pilgrimage to Italy. Everybody has a story.... I closed my eyes for a few minutes, curling up into a ball to keep warm and when I woke the Nun had covered me with her jacket. It's always the small random acts of kindness that make traveling worthwhile.
This year has gone by so fast. I still can't believe it, I blinked and it was gone. I definitely think I'm ready to move on though because it was far from the happiest and I made some choices that I quickly came to regret. But tomorrow is another day, and today is the start of a new year for me. I feel that this point in my life, every door is open. All I have to do is pick one and pass through.
I look forward to seeing what life brings me, hopefully a few more airport stories, random acts of kindness and a million memories turned into pictures.
1 year from now...let's see.

Comments (5)

Posted by smartview27 on October 23, 2010
Good luck with your work!
Posted by Egomezta on October 22, 2010
Time goes by so fast.... Great images
Posted by Rigsby8131 on October 22, 2010
Fantastic images.

I hope that things work out well for you in the future.

Best wishes
Posted by Scottysally2 on October 22, 2010
As they say when one door closes, another door opens. Good luck :)
Posted by Xiaofeng123 on October 22, 2010
one year....

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