En Route

originally uploaded by Brunocerous.

Air travel never gets old.

Sure, no one actually enjoys waiting in airports, standing at security checkpoints or sitting on the tarmac. But the actual point of takeoff — when the wheels leave the ground and you’re pointed what feels like 45 degrees into the heavens — that is something else entirely.

Think too much about what’s actually holding us all up or look out the window for too long, and it can be a bit nerve-wracking.

But you still look.

This image is from my flight home from Austin, Texas, where I decided to go visit my good friend Kathryn. The decision to leave New York for a few days came easily after having found myself suddenly — but not unexpectedly — out of work. My employer was on track to lose $1 billion this year, if news reports were to be believed.

But this impetus was much larger than a week-long leave of absence.

There are far more places to see.

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