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The grim tedium of air travel

I’m sitting here with my diet coke at Reagan National Airport thinking how nobody looks happy. Bored, maybe, or impatient, or long-suffering or apathetic, but not happy. The shoe thing, the screen thing, the pervasive anxiety have a way of dampening the joy of travel. Sigh. Doncha wish for the old days? Like everybody else who remembers when flying was fun? I think the federal government (which “works” in this beautiful city) should fund a boarding gate art area with visual artwork, sculpture and short videos by artists to infuse a little joy in this joint. Just sayin’ – ok, off to buy a bag of chex mix since none of the airlines gives out free munches. Sigh.

Reagan national gate 4

Reagan national gate 4

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