On my way home
Full flight from Nashville to Atlanta. A family of eight. And Nan.
Nan: This is going to be the best Birthday ever. I can't wait to get to Indiana.
Daughter#1: Nan, it's Christmas. We're going to Florida.
Nan: Are we really? I thought we were going to Nashville! HAHAHAHA!
All the family (and me more discretely): HAHAHAHAHAHA!
Nan: So why are we going to Nashville?
Daughter#2: No Nan, we're going to Florida. For Christmas. Are you excited?
Nan: No I am not!
Grandson (to Daughter#3 in the seat behind him): She asked Nan if she was excited to go to Florida and Nan said no I'm not! Hahahahaha!
Daughter#3: Oh Nan! Hahahahaha!
Nan: I'm glad we're going to Nashville. I miss Nashville (Nan smiles. Everyone around her smiles too)
(Silence. The captain makes an announcement)
Nan: Did you hear that?
Daughter#1: What Nan?
Nan: The captain said I am not on the plane! am I on the plane? because if I am not on the plane you need to go get me.
Daughter#2: Nan you are with us on the plane. And we're going to Florida.
Nan: Okay. Good. Good. (Pause) Because I would hate you to leave me behind.
(Silence. The plane starts moving)
Daughter#1: Nan? Where are we going?
Nan: And how the hell should I know! I'm just going along..
We're all just going along. Beirut tomorrow, and like you, I don't know where I'm going.
The plane takes off, I'm strangely sad, I start reading but I quickly fall asleep. Short flight. I'm woken up by landing.