In Which this girl Gets Off Topic

Exactly 20 sleeps left until I get on an airplane and fly back in time. Seasoned travellers will scoff at my excitement of arriving in Canada a few hours before I left Ulaan Bataar, but think about it:

Getting in a big metal machine that flies, sitting in a chair for less than a day and POOF!

I will be
across the world.

That alone is incredible.

But being able to say I travelled back in time? Pretty cool. I get a whole day to kind-of-sort-of relive! Some may say there’s not much reliving to do, if I’m just sitting on an airplane. I say riding on airplanes provides much opportunity for living.

So does Mr. Magorium:

Mr. Edward Magorium: 37 seconds.

 Molly Mahoney: Great. Well done. Now we wait.

Mr. Magorium: No. We breathe. We pulse. We regenerate. Our hearts beat. Our minds create. Our souls ingest. 37 seconds, well used, is a lifetime.

I’m not much of a quote person but that’s one of my favourites. I started this post intending to talk about Canada and what I’m looking forward to, as well as Mongolia and things I’m not looking forward to leaving. It was going to be tidy and nice and reflective, but now I’m bored of the idea.

Doesn’t Mr. Magorium’s little peroration sound so much more interesting? And isn’t that a great word? Peroration. I just learned it.

I’ve been spending the morning dreaming of all sorts of things. So go, dear readers. Be free!

Stop reading this nonsense and go learn a new word. Take 37 seconds and dream about what YOU might be doing in 20 sleeps or less.

No really. GO. Step away from the screen.

It’s good for you. Take my word for it : )

2 Comments Add yours

  1. Shawn Bird says:

    My word c/o Merriam Webster’s word of the Day is TONTINE: : a joint financial arrangement whereby the participants usually contribute equally to a prize that is awarded entirely to the participant who survives all the others

    In 20 days, I should be finished the next book project and I will celebrate that weekend with a trip into Vancouver to see Les Mis.

    Enjoy your last < 3 weeks in Mongolia!

    1. Anna says:

      OOh! That’s a fun word too. I like that it’s definition includes the word “survives,” haha.

      And finishing the book project is definitely a cause for celebration! Congratulations, 19 (or so) days early! 🙂

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