Sunday, May 17, 2009

eavesdropping

The smiley story of the day.

After announcing that we had safely landed in Los Angeles, the pilot of the plane must've forgotten to flip the switch to the PA system. I continued reading my book until I heard the same voice, only hushed and affectionate this time, coming from the ceiling speakers. I put my book down, along with a few curious others who also paused in what were doing at the moment, as we all strained, shamelessly, to listen to this homesick voice speaking to the person on the other line:
"... Hi honey... yes, we landed safely... (murmurs) I'll be home in an hour.. (murmurs) ... don't wait up... can't wait to see you.. (laughter)... I love you. Can't wait to see you."

It was all so simple. As we filed out of the plane, I threw a smile over to the pilot for having given us all, without even realizing, a candid reminder of the good life.


5 comments:

daifuku said...

your posts are delightful. You have a wonderful way of letting us on your momments of insight, in a few meaningful words. Please keep posting. Thank you.

Cheendy said...

=)

Anonymous said...

excuse me, the english bursting from myself is broken, i am not from americas. i find this blog from the internets and your words of wisdom leave many sorts of celebration flavorings in my mouth! it is so many sensations! i go in and out of this blog so many times, again and again!

Miss Ng said...

thank you for sharing!

Here is my latest post for the world's 1st theme park regarding the Noah's Park!

http://ilovehk2.blogspot.com/2009/05/noah-arks-park.html

jenkirb said...

lovely... brought a smile to my soul!