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.