It is a policy of mine to always chat up my seatmate whenever I fly. Not everybody wants to talk– sometimes they’re working, sleeping, or not feeling social. But still I try. As you can imagine I’ve met some pretty fascinating people and had some pretty interesting conversations. Two of them I’ve even kept in touch with after I deplaned. One of them I met up with again, this time planned.
Business brought Brian to Memphis for a few days. Wednesday night after work I met him at his hotel for happy hour. Then our chauffeur [Embassy Suites is definitely not Motel 6] drove us to Sakura, a yummy Japanese restaurant. I cannot even tell you how wonderful it was to catch up with him under more pleasant circumstances. He met me on a late night flight from Charlotte to Memphis in November ’12….as I was coming home to see Tatum for the first time since her birth nine months earlier. Isn’t it funny– and ironic– how much things can change in a few months?
With infinite love, gratitude, and respect,