Monthly Archives: March 2013
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Today’s funny spark:
Another one of those “Huh!” moments:
This is what G.K. Chesterton had to say about fairy tales –
“Fairy tales, then, are not responsible for producing in children fear, or any of the shapes of fear; fairy tales do not give the child the idea of the evil or the ugly; that is in the child already, because it is in the world already. Fairy tales do not give the child his first idea of bogey. What fairy tales give the child is his first clear idea of the possible defeat of bogey. The baby has known the dragon intimately ever since he had an imagination. What the fairy tale provides for him is a St. George to kill the dragon. Exactly what the fairy tale does is this: it accustoms him for a series of clear pictures to the idea that these limitless terrors had a limit, that these shapeless enemies have enemies in the knights of God, that there is something in the universe more mystical than darkness, and stronger than strong fear.“
- Tremendous Trifles (1909), XVII: “The Red Angel”
Today’s inspirational spark:
I was supposed to leave for a big trip yesterday. Mechanical issues = first plane cancelled –> domino effect for all connecting flights. I have learned the following lessons (again):
(1) “Splurge” on the trip protection plan because it could be a necessity. Thankfully I had the foresight to purchase said protection plan and now the cogs are slowly, but surely turning to adjust my travel itinerary.
(2) Next time book a morning flight out of a smaller city if it’s possible in case you get bumped to an afternoon flight. The afternoon or evening flight means getting bumped to the next day.
(3) Work with the staff at the front desk. I noticed other passengers getting really frustrated and it only caused the staff to get stressed, and well, I think that negatively impacts their abilities to find solutions. I expressed sympathy and stayed quiet while the agent did her job and though the end result was not perfect, it was the best attempt.
(4) In case you lose your cell phone, be sure to have important numbers written or typed handy. I accidentally left my phone in my friend’s car, and I was glad I had people’s contact information because I apparently have not memorized anyone’s number but my own (!).
(5) Due to the cancellation, I ended up having time on my hands. What did I do? Well, I wound up watching a friend’s softball game of all things. It was fun. 🙂
I’m going to try to leave again today. Take two!
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