Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Travelling and Musing

We got home yesterday from the Montana Tromboner's big appearance in Spokane on Sunday evening, only to turn around and get on the dark-thirty a.m. plane to go to China via Seattle, Tokyo, and Hong Kong. It's a loooooong plane trip :) As I was doing the doze/wake cycle on the short hop to Seattle this morning and looking out the window, an amazingly beautiful sunrise was being reflected in the western sky over the top of Mount Rainier. Sparking Red and fuchsia streaks running across the tops of the cottony clouds and then we descended looking over the highways and sparkling lights. It reminded me of a movie we must have seen 15 times in 4th grade : "Hemo the Magnificent" about a corpuscle named Hemo who gave a guided tour through the circulatory system of the human body. I really liked that movie!

The red and white lights of the cars synchronized on their routes below resembled the red and white blood cells bobbing intently on their course through the body - going to work, taking out the trash, bringing nourishment and building materials to create new bones and muscles, new relationships, new homes and areas of expertise and specialty- "organs" and "systems" that communicate with each other, cooperate with each other, need each other. Sound familiar?

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