Saturday, December 18, 2010
Tis the season for travel. Airports are not the fun travel places the once were, which is a sad commentary on the state of the world today. What happened to that safe world that I knew as a child living in San Francisco. At five I could walk home for the neighborhood school to an unlock house where my mother and younger sister greeted me.
In high school after evening functions we all went to the San Francisco Airport coffee shop because it was always open and lots of fun to watch people and planes. It was a wonderful place to hang out as a teen and always felt so safe. Now with the TVA it just isn't a place you want to go. Other than trips across the county I travel now by car. I use to fly often but air travel is just not fun anymore and for all the security it make me feel less safe and more a feeling of just plain hassled by the authorities.
My wish for the new year is world peace, for a world that feels safe and a return to fun air travel.