JFK To Johannesburg

The long flight from New York to Johannesburg, twenty-two hours in total with one-stop in Dakar.  Just a few hours ago I was sitting in the airport, alone. I was going to a place that lived only in my sleep. Would it be the way I lived it through my books or would I come home just wishing it were only as I had imagined.  My mind is drifting to the girls and the farm that I am leaving behind. I’ll be back for them. I smiled as I left them knowing I would see them soon, refreshed and ready for the responsibilities ahead.

They will be waiting. Life — will be waiting.   

It is 10pm, only four more hours to Dakar.