Tuesday, November 17, 2009

A Little Airplane Reader

Look at this little airplane reader:

He's in his own little world, buckled in and flying along, reading about dinosaurs. He looks like a miniature man, settled in to a little workaday routine...not so much on vacation as concentrating on distraction, just getting through another flight, on his way to somewhere to close a mini-deal, perhaps purchasing a large quantity of small brontosauruses that will be shipped back in the belly of the plane on the boy's return flight. He's ready for adulthood, or already there: just look at that face, that angle of relaxation and the way that his lap-belt is secured but not too tight, the tail end flipped ever so carelessly across his jean-clad thigh. Out the window and far below lies the world, where dinosaurs once roamed, and where other children suckle and crawl, waiting to fly.