Saturday, 24 April 2010

Plane plane go away

Does anyone else kind of miss the ash of doom?

I know it caused problems for thousands of people and, of course, I have huge amounts of sympathy for those who were (and those who still are) stranded by the volcanic ash cloud. Those whose holidays were ruined or cancelled or extended when they really couldn't afford for them to be.

But I miss the clear blue skies. Deep, unbroken blue.

The peace and quiet in my garden on a Saturday afternoon.

The sheer bizarreness of a volcano causing so many problems in this technologically advanced world.

When the planes began flying again (Thursday, was it?) it was a strange sight. When I saw my first I felt like one of The Others on the Lost island. It seemed odd that there was something in the sky, other than birds or clouds.

It's strange how soon you can adapt to change, how soon you can adapt to something being missing. Or, in other cases, never adapt at all. I've been feeling a little melancholy this week and I've been unable to put my finger on the reason why. Then, driving home last night, a song triggered something in my mind and I realised... sometimes, just sometimes, I can't help but wish that he was by my side.

When will I adapt to that absence?


P said...

Since I am going to Zante next weekend,I'm hoping very much the planes don't go away again! :)

I can't tell you you're EVER going to get completely used to not having someone by your side. Because it just depends. I still miss various people being at my side even though they are long out of my life. It just gets easier, and less frequent.

em said...

I don't think missing people ever stops. Sometimes you see a tshirt you know someone would have love, or hear a song that reminds you of something and you wish that person was still in your life. But it gets to a point when those moments make you smile, rather then sad.

Even now, nearly 2 years and 1 great boyf later I still have fleeting moments when I think of something only the ex would appreciate. x