This year I have been fortunate with family and friends coming to visit Toronto. There is always that excitement when you are picking up someone from the airport.
It is the feeling of reuniting with someone you haven’t seen in a long time, whether it be a lover, friend, or family member. It gives me the feeling of joy.
“I like to see people reunited, I like to see people run to each other, I like the kissing and the crying, I like the impatience, the stories that the mouth can’t tell fast enough, the ears that aren’t big enough, the eyes that can’t take in all of the change, I like the hugging, the bringing together, the end of missing someone.” ― Jonathan Safran Foer
I watch people come out the terminal doors with their luggage in tow. They have looks of anticipation, searching for the person they are supposed to meet at the airport. Looking left to right as they exit, feeling kind of lost until they hear their name being called or even just when eye contact is engaged between the two. This is the moment when the looks of anticipation turns in to a smile and suddenly the two parties move faster to meet.
They could have travelled half way across the globe or maybe just a few hours flight, one can’t really tell for the fatigue of travelling is outweighed by the feeling of joy one feels when reuniting with someone they love.
No matter how far the distance and time spent separated, feelings of euphoria transforms into hugs, kisses, or tears of joy.
No words are needed for body language tells the story.
I don’t mind waiting for the person I am meeting at the airport for the positive feelings that surround me is simply amazing. I know I am about to reunite with someone I love for the flight has landed a few minutes ago.
The anticipation is killing me with excitement but it is one of the simple things in life I live for … picking up someone from the airport.