I sit here in a rickety, rusty chair in Mactan-Cebu International Airport, thinking all sorts of things. The guy on my left is wrapping a garbage bag over his 4 wheel revolver. The kid on my right is entirely oblivious of the noise his tab makes while his playing his game. The taxi lane just in front of me is a slow-moving snail directed to paradise. On my back is a solid block of wall, holding a flat screen that might, considering my luck for the past few days, might just fall on top of me. Everything is SPIFFY, alright!
Everyone keeps on passing, moving from one end to another. Here I am, looking at all the people walking away, strutting into, and trudging on; I am unmoving – staring at the one thing that makes me comfortable – my phone. I am travelling; in the process of going somewhere. But I am in this four-hour space in this moment – nothing to do and just killing time. I am doing something in some way – trivial things. Tapping my brown wingtips on the surprisingly clean floor, texting my girlfriend, hand-combing my hair – but in this space, even when I’m doing something, I know I’m getting nowhere. I am stuck for the mean time. And I hope that once I do get on the plane at 1:30 in the afternoon, I do fly off and get to my destination. That even though I lost four hours of my time in this place – I wouldn’t regret a thing; because I know that this is part of the journey.
I guess, it isn’t easy travelling alone, passing from one place to another, especially with a connecting flight. But sometimes, it is necessary. You, sometimes, need that extra mile to finally get to where you’re going. (Especially because you opted for this since it’s a cheaper flight. *wink wink*.)
So you might get a sore butt sitting on uncomfy benches, get a million roll-eyeballs-people-are-pathetic moments as you observe people, and almost kill yourself because this is so f*cking boring, but in the end, it might be worth it. You get to where you want to be right? You reach the desire of your heart.
I am stagnant, but this is temporary. I will be. There, I will be.