Thursday, March 25, 2010

Minor epiphany

Our flight itinerary just arrived via email. And it struck me strongly:

This is really going to happen.

It's not going to be scuttled at the last minute. It's not a daydream, or a wish, or something that's going to happen at some indeterminate time in the far-flung future.

We are actually going to England. Next week.

Here! We are going here! For reals!
This is what it was like the first day of kindergarten -- with absolutely no experience to prepare you for what was coming, and a combined sense of exhilaration and fear of the unknown. I do have a bit of fear -- fear of getting lost, of missing a flight, of not using our time wisely, of being a disappointment in person -- but it's all but swallowed up in the exhilaration.

6 comments:

Captain Midnight said...

See? I told you that I'd take you if you were really good.

Soozcat said...

Dude. I KNOW where you sleep.

MarieC said...

Trust me. You won't be a disappointment in person. Have a WONDERFUL time!!

Pamela said...

hey.. you don't need a translation book. You're good.

The Church Lady said...

Hey there! So nice to meet you! I see you are from the Seattle area. I know a few other bloggers from that area. I have learned that the Northwest part of the country is beautiful!

I wish you safe travels to England.

If you are a willing participant in my "Pay It Forward Giveaway", I will need your mailing address so that I can mail you your special surprise. You can e-mail me by clicking on my "E-Mail Me" button to the left of my blog.

Thanks! And have a good time!! I will be back to see some phots of your trip, I hope!

PG said...

I am almost as excited as you are! I am so looking forward to being able to show you just a few Cotswold things, though I think you will be surprised at how tiny the cottage is. Oh, and have a wonderful time in London. :)