Haiku for Little Boy’s Joy: Touching an Airport Rainbow

I love to travel and that affection extends to airports, I suppose because they are the gateway to that next big adventure. And I think many airports have picked up their game in the last few decades – it seems like new terminals and renovations have a bigger focus on aesthetics with bright and appealing spaces, art that inspires and a real effort to reflect a sense of place.  I’ve found myself taking more and more photos in airports, unless I’m sprinting for that next flight during a too-short layover.

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O’Hare Airport in Chicago, the inspiration for a haiku in an earlier post

At Dulles in Washington last week, I was enchanted by the rainbow wall and snapped a few photos, including a little boy running along the wall touching all of the colored panels. It wasn’t until I uploaded the photos today that I noticed a sharp contrast in the way adults reacted to the wall – they didn’t even glance at it.

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And here’s the little boy. I want to be like him, to take time to touch the rainbow.

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luminous colors
buoyant carefree little boy
share your joy with me

Copyright 2018, Glover Gardens

6 thoughts on “Haiku for Little Boy’s Joy: Touching an Airport Rainbow

  1. I hate those too-short layovers. The last time the boarding bridge had already been withdrawn and had to be re-extended. After that heart-pounding experience I vowed to never again take a heavy carry-on. You can be assured I took no notice of any artwork between the two gates.

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