Saturday, February 11, 2012
in a tailspin
Of course, he didn't know why he was so worried. He loved flying. And the short trip was a piece of cake, compared to the long trips he'd been on before, when he did missionary work. It was all coming back to him. Or at least for the hour or so flight, he was on.
As soon as he got there, he felt lost, again. Yet, he made it to the motel where everything would be. It would be OK, he kept telling himself.
"Are you talking to yourself?" Asked someone who was already holding a cup a coffee, before the first big meeting started.
He looked at her thinking he was suppose to know her. Immediately, Asa drew a blank, as he hugged himself.
"Small world." She smiled.
"Yeah. Totally." Which he hadn't a clue why he even said it, with an added hand gesture, too. Mae still had the power to make him silly, he supposed.
"How have you been?" She wanted to know.
"Better now." He nodded with a smile. The doors were opening. They needed to get to the conference as the group flooded in. "Its just funny, seeing you here."
"I had no idea, you were a young adult librarian," Mae said as they went to find a seat, together.
"I didn't know that about you, either." Of course, he learned later that perhaps her job was a lot more intense than his. She helped inner city kids in St. Louis.