Monday, January 26, 2015

Traveling Man

Goodbye DC, hello Mississippi. As I sit here on a flight for an out-of-town shoot, I find it so interesting how my mind wanders. I used to get so excited about business trips. Now I just dread the time away from my family. Don't get me wrong... I love what I do. But, there is something amazing about coming home from a job and seeing Benjamin's eyes light up, or instinctively collapsing in bed and snuggling with Tina, even when we are both too exhausted for conversation. So as I sit here, I think about the mundane-- did I lock the door?...did we pay the mortgage?...I really need to start working on taxes. I think about serious matters-- what if something horrible happens on this flight?...should we have life insurance?...what wonderful new things will Benjamin do this month? I have plenty of notes for my shoot that I should read, lots of editing to do, and my eyes could certainly use a rest. But instead, I just ponder life. I wonder if flying has this effect on everyone.