Penguins Carol, Cathy, Kitty, John, Mary, and
Karen [and friend Glenn] in the Miami airport
In some ways, we were all feeling the same
an uneasy combination of anticipation and dread.
We looked for comfort in our own ways
ice cream, caffeine, or good company.
Before we knew it, we were boarding the plane. Like children on the first day of school we lined up, not knowing what to expect.
The flight, as uneventful as it could be, was the calm before the emotional and literal storm.