Goodbye, Hello, Uh-Oh
I had two hours to kill at the airport so I ordered a veggie burger. A strange sort of curried-Kenyan version of a patty arrived, so I baptized it in remarkably gelatinous light red ketchup. The ketchup squeezie-bottle had a loose top, so when I squeezed, I emptied the entire bottle of mystery-sauce onto my plate.
Though I was sharing my table for four with three strangers, no one else seemed to think it was as funny as I did. They didn’t even give my fresh ketchup pond a second glance. The only mzungu in the place was making a saucy-scene, but nobody was noticing. Maybe this sort of thing happens often. I felt like I was in a bad after-school special staged in an African diner.
After taking the red-eye flight to London, I arrived here in Virginia Water with Brooke and Tate and Baby Asher. (And Kerry, too.) I really enjoy these friends from Young Life UK.
I like that tired “goodbyes” are met with some sort of a fresh “hello.” What would we do without rhythm? Exhale. Inhale. Exhale.
Baby Asher is making me grin a lot. He has clearly perfected the “uh oh” face. I think it would be a good exercise if we all worked on that face. We’d be more prepared to laugh at ourselves when we baptize our plates in accidental ketchup ponds.
I leave for Baltimore tomorrow. Then I’ll be back in the States for awhile, but heading out to Pasadena soon. It’ll be nice to hug my family again.