Visiting Dubya in DC:
Visiting Mecca in NYC:
(The Apple logo was changed to promote (PRODUCT)RED. That’s a topic for another post.)
Well, I survived. The first day was the longest I have ever gone without sleep, which was brutal. I mean, when you pulled all-nighters in college, didn’t you sleep at some point the next day? We got more sleep the rest of the trip, but it felt like I was gone for three weeks because each day was packed with what would normally take three days. When we got back, I slept for 12 hours.
Would I do it again? At the time, the answer was No Way. But now that I am rested, I’d have to say I’d consider going again. If you ask Trevor how he liked the trip, he will give you a typical teenage answer: *shrug* “It was OK.” Which, translated through what I observed, means: He had a great time.
Three things moved me to tears:
- Hearing “Taps” played at the Tomb of the Unknowns while students from Trevor’s school participated in a wreath-laying ceremony. This was a higher honor for our students than I realized. So solemn.
- Missing Kay while watching Beauty and the Beast performed on Broadway. The story has a strong Christ-message, but what got me was the sheer romance combined with the distance from my love. (Oh! Donny Osmond played Gaston!)
- Singing “America the Beautiful” at Ground Zero of the World Trade Center. I couldn’t do it, I was too choked up.