So I'm up late grading papers with the TV on in the background, which is probably not a good idea because I got totally caught up in watching Wallander on Masterpiece Mystery on PBS. Have you seen it?
So, anyway, now I'll be up even later.
And then, I flipped to the last few minutes of an SNL special that focused on film shorts. There were "Deep Thoughts" from Jack Handey, which I have always though to be hilarious. And then the program ended with a short called " Homeward Bound" from the first SNL episode ever (I think). It featured a song by Paul Simon along with images of people at airports greeting their deplaning loved ones. Reminded me of Ani DiFranco's song "The Arrivals Gate," and really reminded me of when we used to be able to do that--go all the way to the gate to say "goodbye" or "hello" to our traveling loved ones. Shoot, I remember when you could actually get on the plane with someone to say "goodbye." I remember my dad doing that at the end of a summer visit.
A lot of the time, I hate that I live so far from an airport hub and that I have to take puddle-jumpers all the time. On the flip side, when I come home from a trip, my kids and husband are right there when I walk through the door. No deplaning by myself, walking alone to baggage claim. It's straight in the door and straight to the hugging and kissing.