Monday, February 24, 2014

To London, To London

I flew in a daze of Dramamine and the sounds of Chinese surrounding me.  Two hours before the end of the flight I finally decided to take off my eye mask, and sat in the still-dark airplane cabin, thinking inside myself.  In preparation for our descent, the cabin crew had us raise the blinds and I saw the green fields and row houses of England.  I'm in England, England!  Where people on the tube hold books with covers I can read, books from the library.  Where I understand all the signs and the words that I say are understood by others.  Where the people are tall and the buildings are old in a new way, a way different from Japan.  Everything is bustling and tomorrow the city of London awaits.

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