Delays

The world is big and I want to have a good look at it before it gets dark.

~John Muir

I love traveling. There are so many things still to see and experience. Have just returned from a wonderful trip to the Caribbean this week. So many new towns, colorful ocean creatures, tastings of incredible food and meeting new inspiring people. Love all of it! Yet…., flying home from a trip is not my favorite thing to do. When it’s time to go home, you just want to be home. And when arriving at the airport and seeing on the departure bulletins your flight is delayed, is not adding any joy to my traveling. Strong winds, snow storms, all added to the delay. Nothing I could do to fix any of those. So extra time at the airport in Ft.Lauderdale.  After grabbing a bite to eat and wandering to the gate, I bumped into a bright and contemporary area where it had an open area where you can read, relax and recharge before heading to the gates. It had long light white curvy tables with places to charge all those devices you use to kill time when delayed. It for sure had a very different vibe than the rest of the airport. And it had this….

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Hanging on the ceiling. My eyes were drawn to it constantly. All delay long. The colors, curves and details. Loved it. It made me think of wave curls of some kind. Sea-ish for sure. So I just googled it and this is a description I found.

Wavelength: By artist Emily White, this $400,000 piece is made from aluminum sheets and will be suspended from the ceiling. White says it is “meant to humanize the experience of air travel by giving a feeling of the specificity of place and inspiring awe about the natural world. The design idea originates from the conversion of light into color as it is refracted by water.”

As if Emily White knew what I needed when traveling. Standing in lines at check-in, at customs, at the food courts. People need inspiring awe then more than ever. 🙂 And yes, it was a wave! Very pretty! I only made an iPhone snapshot but even through that it looked really great. So am sharing, my first ‘little thing in life” of 2018, with you all.

Happy new year, may it have lots of little things that make you smile! (even when your plane is delayed)

 

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