at the beginning and the end of the movie LOVE ACTUALLY are these really fantastic scenes of people coming together, vignettes of greeting each other, hugging and kissing. a warm feel-good movie anyway, these scenes are the reasons i love to go to the airport. i love to watch people…in their excitement about travel, in their absolute joy in seeing someone they have missed. we have our own airport stories…of meeting and coming back together, of skipping and champagne, seconds and minutes memorized for all time.
we spent a little bit of time in airports this past week. we people-watched, wondering about each person’s story, where they were going, where they were from, what was in their heart. we watched children run to loved ones upon seeing them; we watched couples embrace.
for a little while, with a late-evening departure, we sat at one of the bars at the milwaukee airport (which, incidentally, also makes me think of the movie LOVE ACTUALLY – you must see this if you haven’t already!)
we had promised gay and dan and jay and charlie and sandysue that we would bowl with our new christmas-crackers-bowling-set, and we had no intention of going back on our promise. so we painstakingly set it up and struggled to hold onto the tiny ball. giggling, we bowled at the bar, the bartender thinking for sure we had lost it.
sometimes you just have to be goofy. it makes people deep in thought around you laugh. what’s better than that? it’s not the opening or closing scenes of LOVE ACTUALLY but it, too, elicits smiles.
here, a teaser from the movie:
ps. you can borrow our bowling set anytime. just message us.