A friend of mine sent me two pictures of the great sea of humanity in which she swam at Dulles airport. The first one is rather poetic:
I like the expression on the child's face, utter despair. The resignation is writ large on the adults behind her, yet she is still so full of life, happiness, hope, and innocence and thus she alone can feel the crushing emptiness of this hideous ordeal.
The second picture is completely rage-worthy and sadly unpoetic:
That is indeed a Twilight: the movie tote bag in the hands of one clearly beyond the intended age-range. One could say at least she's reading, but to my ears that insults me and displays a startling lack of faith or hope in America. One could also say that there is no accounting for taste, but to my tongue that says this pathetic creature has no sense of taste left. One could say that she is a sad and lonely person whose life has been rendered empty and cold like the wind-swept barrens of Wyoming, and she reaches toward the story as a plant reaches toward the meager light of the winter sun. To my ears, this is rank and melodramatic hogwash. One might believe such things if only she didn't posses the tote. One might be willing to grant the largest benefit of the sum of all doubt, if not for that tote. I wonder if she has a lifetime subscription to the Harlequin Novel of the Week Club. And I don't mean that the club merely sends out one novel a week, I mean also that they write a novel a week. Find and Replace features heavily in this writing, as does the word turgid. Fye on thee, Satan.
(Phi on U)
Dulles is the Airport of Despair. It's so true.
Let it be known to all who travel: I am starting a campaign to raise funds for signage at the drive up to the terminal...
"Dulles Airport - you'll want to kill it with fire once you get out of here. That is, if you get out of here. Bwahahahahahaha."
Dulles could actually be used as the set for a Star Wars fan movie.
I think it was designed as an immense Star Wars/Star Trek crossover fanfic set.
I like the expression on the child's face, utter despair.Who wouldn't like such a thing?
Re: Tote Bag
Or she could be holding it for her 14 year old daughter.
Or she could be carrying it around as a joke.
Or she could be carrying it around as an ironic statement on the state of the world.
I was more distressed by the Crocs she was wearing. Crocs do not belong in public.
If Dante and Virgil arrived at Dulles, Virgil would turn around and tell Dante he was on his own.
It was reported to me that the bearer of the tote and wearer of the crocs was reading one of the drek-filled books.
I think it was designed as an immense Star Wars/Star Trek crossover fanfic set.Well, it was designed originally by Eero Saarinen, which is the same thing...
Those crazy Finns.
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