(359) – For The Very First Time


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Travelling on my own such a distance, Frankfurt to NYC, not having anyone to talk to during the whole flight, or share the joys and happy moments of my trip, I was exposed to all kinds of feelings and emotions not knowing precisely what I’m going to see in the next few hours, not being able to do anything but hope for the best.

Out of the blue moon, a strange thought hits me “why am I so excited? I’m visiting the US, what a big deal? WHAT? THE US? AIN’T IT THAT COUNTRY I READ ABOUT ALL THE TIME ON THE INTERNET? THE HOME OF ALL GREAT MOVIES? WHAT? CROSSING THE OCEAN? LANDING IN JFK? MANHATTAN? BROOKLYN? OH LORD!!!! HAVE MERCY ON ME!!!!”

Yes, I was getting even more convinced of the huge step I was taking, I was travelling for real and discovering a whole new world, visiting the country that I did not expect to see… Thank God, Thank God, Thank God… I will never thank God enough, I can’t… THANK YOU GOD…

 

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(357) – Moved To Tears


In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Moved to Tears.”

The airport was very busy that night. I hugged mom and two brothers not knowing what was waiting for me on the other side of my trip. I stood in the line to get the tickets, checked my bags and passport, picked special dates for my dear from the duty free and headed to the gate.

Boarding started on time, I was happy. I sat next to the window, took my first picture and texted my dear saying i’ll be offline for the next 4 hours till we get to Frankfurt. The airplane took off at 02.00 a.m. Everyone slept except for me, kept staring at the darkness outside, wondering if it’s happening for real.

The sun was coming up and we were still flying at an altitude of 33,000 ft. The breakfast was a delicious pancakes with croissant and apple juice. I decided to myself that I have to enjoy every single moment of it.

We landed in Frankfurt, still I could not believe it. I was discovering the huge airport having my backpack on and smiling all the time. After two hours, the boarding began and I was getting even more excited to fly again but this time to my destination, to NYC!

I could not stop thinking of my main purpose of the trip, I could not hold myself from writing very intimate text messages on the airplane though I had no internet connection but my belief that they will be delivered soon as I land in JFK!

To describe my feeling during the whole trip is nearly impossible because I never felt anything similar before; I never had such feelings of love, joy, happiness, courage and energy before. It was all building up in my mind mixed with high expectations about my first trip to America, the land of opportunities and grace. I did not speak a word in almost 10 hours now yet feeling super enthusiastic to talk; people seemed very interesting especially couples; I longed for my love at that particular moment like nobody ever did while A Sky Full Of Stars was playing in my ears and his picture occupying my not so innocent imagination of us together. I shed a few tears, I let go of more tears, tears of joy and excitement, looking forward to a spectacular vacation of us together…