Friday, April 16, 2010

A Volcano: So Magnificent, So Making Me Cranky

It's beautiful, an awesome and fiery geologic force. It's an erupting volcano with a massive ash cloud swaddling the upper skies of northern Europe. It's an unstoppable force of Nature. And so...

I'm trying to see that my travel plans are something very insignificant in the grand scheme of natural world events. (Deep breaths, be zen...) But Heathrow is closed and my connecting flight to Cairo goes through London. Whenever I've gone over my mental list of possible trip glitches (though I try not to wallow in these sorts of thoughts...bad ) I never once paused and considered whether an Icelandic volcano might throw a wrench in the works.

Well, I'm trying not to be a little despondent/cranky/irritable/anxious that only time and Nature and the good scientists/people of air traffic control can tell me if I'm actually going to be able to go on my trip next Friday.

A lot can happen in a week so I'm crossing my fingers. This is the first time I've ever wished that a trip was not until...later.



6 comments:

planteroftrees said...

This is why I never make firm travel plans...after the whole Bangkok airport closure thing on my last Asian trip I vowed never to make an itinerary based even on things as seemingly concrete as where your plane is supposed to land...you just never know. Good luck though!!!

Pol* said...

Hauntingly beautiful music to go with that awe-inspring video!

I hope with all my heart that the winds blow favourably for your trip! (and mine too).

Get Off My Lawn! said...

Yeech. Good luck. Hope you get away.

kimber the wolfgrrrl said...

Ai ai ai... Mother Nature garbed in her finest fury! Good luck, may it clear soon (both for you, and Pol, and for my friend's sister, who is trapped here and can't get home!)

BostonPobble said...

Oooo...Fingers will be crossed and calm, nonerupting fuzzies sent your way. Because we may be insignificant but, dammit, our vacations are important to us in our insignificant little ways. ;)

Tai said...

Maybe your holiday should be there, instead?
Everybody is going.