Here’s my latest post over on Art and the Kingdom. I had lots of fun with this one.
“Look, Daddy, there’s a plane!” cried a little voice several rows behind me.
We were actually on a plane, settling in before takeoff, and apparently the little person in back was sitting in a window seat.
“Look, there’s another one!” he said a minute later, his delight making his voice carry through the cabin. I heard a few snickers from fellow passengers, while his father spoke to him softly.
As we started taxiing, the little boy cried, “There’s another one! And another one!”
He went on and on, pointing out every plane he saw on the ride to the runway and a few he made up along the way. Finally, he erupted into a fit of giggles and asked for some juice.
In my late 20s at the time, I’d been on enough planes that any delight I may felt about them had worn off long before. But his excitement made me and several other people smile.
How long had it been since any of us had felt a similar sense of wonder?
Photo courtesy of Kelly Sikkema | Unsplash.com
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