Monday, January 11, 2010

Up In The Air: "Wish You Were Here"

I write this on the road. Sitting on a hotel bed after a long day of work and a late business flight last night.

And as I walk in the airport lines...all the different lines, checking baggage, security, boarding the plane, and so forth I continually think of George Clooney and Jason Reitman's film, Up in the Air.

A variety of things along the way remind me of this, including hotel reward status, and even the robe in the hotel closet.

I travel independently very infrequently, but I can't imagine what it's like for people like Clooney's character Ryan Bingham who do spend a good portion of their time "Up in the Air."

It's interesting because even if you put in a super full day of work on the road, you feel kind of alone.

Over the holidays my wife and I traveled with a toddler which included a lot of coordination, luggage carrying, and general exhaustion.

But even though it's probably easier to travel by yourself, it's hardly better.

Good night friends and family, wish you were here.

2 comments:

ehome said...

LP and I wish you were here too :-) See you soon!

Andrew: Encore Entertainment said...

I did not like Up In the Air very much.

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