You will be most remembered by what you worry about, but more importantly, by what brings you most joy.
RECIBO DEL ITINERARIO DE PASAJERO
It's 11am Spanish time and 2am California time and she sends him this private message:
The morning air is fresh and clear with the street-sweeper and early risers passing by below your window. The birds are chirping and bells tolling your arrival! Are you READY!!!!????
She packs an overnight case, snacks for the road, and a picnic dinner to eat once she and Spanish dad arrive. It's a three and a half hour drive to Madrid. But, still, it's impossible to tell if she will eat. Excitement has gotten the best of her. Breakfast was some cut up melon. She bought three remembering her boy's favorite fruit.
She glances at the clock for the hundredth time, always mentally calculating west coast time and sees it's almost time.
SACRAMENTO 14JUL 0805
DALLAS FORT WOR HORA DE LLEGADA: 1330
DALLAS FORT WOR 14JUL 1745 MADRID BARAJAS HORA DE LLEGADA: 1005
Mom, I'm getting in the shower. Let's talk again in fifteen.
Fifteen, twenty minutes pass and skype rings. Skype - mom's best friend, hands down. Sweet, save-the-day daughter and her boyfriend are there to take her son to the airport. We all go over the suitcase wish-list and the flight again. He's rolling his eyes, especially as she says all those things a mom says. Sweet daughter rolls her eyes, too, but lovingly and good-humouredly at mom's insistence on details. So mom relaxes. She thinks how independent and well-seasoned a traveler her daughter is, not only having maneuvered all manner of US and European roads, buses, and flights, but walking the Camino to Santiago last March. She's knows she's sure to give the best advice to her younger brother on his fist solo flight.
Getting ready, two different sides of the world.