(For this month’s Slice of Life Challenge with Two Writing Teachers, I am aiming to do Six Word Slices most days, with some extended slices on other days.)
Context: Even when everything goes according to schedule — the taxi ride is quick, the security line is manageable, the flight isn’t delayed — the coming home always feels long. I spent the first part of yesterday in “travel mode,” making my way home from our National Writing Project work in Washington DC. The travel seemed endless, even though I was home, walking the dog, returning books to the library, reading the Sunday newspapers and driving a kid to baseball practice by mid-afternoon. Back in the flow …
Peace (travels far and wide),
Cruising back home
Back to familiar!
Glad you’re back safe and sound.
How was the NWP? Anything positive in DC? Sorry I wasn’t there to see you. I love the way you’re writing your slices…
There is some hope that the new budget compromise bill, which contains additional discretionary money, could be tapped for education. That might lead to some funds for professional development, which the NWP could potentially take advantage of. But, who knows. DC is in continual crisis these days …
That’s the truth. Continual crisis makes living here hard. And there’s my 6 words!
So true… no matter how long or short the trip.
All the things you put aside come rushing back when you get to the airport …
Phew! Travel days are hard! And it seems like this could also be true metaphorically…
I agree. Returning often brings relief overlaid with a sense of duty – to catch up, restart, unpack – Returning can take a surprisingly long time. Your slice packs it up neatly for us.