The Nice Thing About Strangers

Creative Non-Fiction Short Stories. :) Travel, Oldsters, Love, and Compassion.


As I prepare for another trip (and Heaven knows I need the blog fodder!)… 😀

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The Nice Thing About Strangers

For a 6 am flight, there is a nice camaraderie in the airport. People seem too groggy to have their defenses up. We trade bleary-eyed glances. We stifle or release yawns. A coffeeless Grandma gazes with envy at her coffee-sipping neighbors.

My fellow passengers rise from slumped postures as hustling feet click from somewhere down the hall. We wait with sleepy curiosity as the footsteps approach. Finally, around the corner a woman in a Superman t-shirt marches hurriedly to her gate. She’s not faster than a speeding bullet, but who can blame her at this hour? A scarf tied on her backpack floats out behind her. Coffee-envious-Grandma and I trade a grin as Superwoman passes. Good morning seems apt to mutter, despite it all.

–Manchester, NH airport
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3 comments on “Super

  1. mukul chand
    June 15, 2016

    great post

  2. Maccabros
    June 15, 2016

    Good morning seems apt to mutter… 🙂

    liebe Grüße


  3. Darlene
    June 16, 2016

    I too love people watching early in the morning. I can picture the coffeeless grandma!

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