Tuesday, December 30, 2008
Flight to destiny
My 23 year-old son caught a flight to Edmonton tonight. It will put him there on New Year's Eve. This is a big step because next month we leave Canada bound for Salt Lake City. He's staying behind. He's giving it a go with his band. There's also a girl involved but they're not talking crazy. They're comfortable.
He has a sense of commitment of the path he's taking. Of the choice he's making.
Twenty seven years ago today I was 23. I boarded a flight that would put me in La Paz, Bolivia on New Year's Eve. My choice was all about a girl. The girl who kissed our son goodbye at the airport.
Both of us were just as sure of our decision and both of us had about the same amount of money in our pockets. It was a big leap for both of us and the unknown outcome stared me in the face then just as it stares at him now.
I know how he feels. I would go back and do it again in a second. It was the defining moment in my life.
This will define his too.
Two 23 year-olds coming of age on New Year's Day
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