The Traveller by Afrodykie

Just do it

YES. A whim of want gets you packing your suitcase and the next thing you know, you’re up all night to get lucky!

The flight from Joburg to Paris dragged on, and on … for nearly 11 hours.

You watch films, you nod off and get a sore neck and then it’s 6am and your’re rushing to get your 7.20 flight to Athens.

CDG airport is humungus, so to get anywhere is a concerted schlepp. You move, fast.

You do not want to miss your flight to Athens.

Not when you’ve been counting sleeps for weeks!

You crane your neck to peer through the aeroplane window. The sight of the mainland and the islands soothes you

They all wave at you.

A little spark sputters in your heart but oh, your body screams for sleep.

At the airport, strangers help you at the check-in machine.

You pay E25 for one suitcase too many.

You have lunch.

And you’re so tired you could almost burst into tears.

You wait for the next plane, the third in 24 hours. 

It’s taking you to Mytiline, the capital of Lesbos.

It’s taking you back again, back to the future!

(ends)

 

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