Monday, November 21, 2005
departure lounge - Munich
We are sitting on the hard tile floor in Munich -- our connecting flight to Berlin has been cancelled -- "annuliert" on the display -- so JP and I are flashing our chill-ability for 4 hours in the airport. Working our style in this bastion of modernist architectural hubris. In this limbo.
Surround yourself with people who are better than you.
I'm a little under the weather, so I was worried about massive headaches and weariness. It actually helped me to pass out on the 8-hour flight over.
Keep your promises.
It's always lovely wandering around European airports -- so many varieties of people. Bronzed Aryans returning from Majorca, a team of Spanish soccer players literally lying all over their departure area. Three languages for every announcement, sometimes four. And free newspapers and coffee -- not fabulous coffee, but okay.
Commitment beats talent.
We got a 10 Euro voucher each for food within the terminal because we're stuck here. That makes it a little easier, though with the coffee we need to sustain ourselves, it isn't quite enough. The free coffee was not, in the final count, worth drinking, so we caved. Latte for JP, Milchkaffee for me. With this cold or bug or whatever I've got, I've avoided coffee and alcohol for a couple of days, but the airport just makes me crave it too much. Sooooo gooood.
We're off to put up "Revolutions in Therapy" in The Hebbel (HAU Zwei) theatre in Berlin this week. Come see.