Wednesday, 15 July 2009

Laughter travels for free

‘It’s good to have an end to journey towards but it is the journey that matters in the end’. Ursula Le Guin

On a recent flight to Ireland I met a retired lady who had a great love of the theatre. As we engaged in conversation we found that we both shared this particular interest. We compared notes on various productions and plays we had seen over the years, some professional and several at amateur status. Interestingly, we had both participated in local amateur dramatic productions in our respective towns. We shared the fun we had when productions flowed well and even the laughter moments when schedules went wrong on the night! We laughed a lot together during the flight and found the journey over in no time at all. We met at strangers and parted as friends, names exchanged and a heartfelt hug at the airport of destination. I have a sense that our paths will cross again.

Who have you met on your travels recently? Did he/she make an impact on you? Did you make an impact on them?

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