This year when we went on vacation, my family and I took an aeroplane to fly to our destination. We did not fly the biggest aircraft, but it was still bigger than the size of a man and his land vehicles.
As we always do, we sat waiting to board next to the large windows. I passed the time watching the small men on the ground loading our luggage . It was interesting to see them manoeuvre the vehicles so that they could load the cargo. The men were like an army of ants who seemed to have no direction; and yet in the end achieved their objective.
We tried to figure out what this man was loading onto the plane – and came to the consensus that is was cargo of some sort. Whatever it was, it seemed very heavy. But he managed to load it with the help of the rollers on the platform.
We watched, too, as they loaded our dinner and breakfast onto the plane. Even the container carrying our food looked big in comparison to the man loading it. My family and I enjoyed looking at the activity on the ground with our feet resting on our hand luggage while munching on a snack. We wondered where our luggage was, and what we were going to eat for dinner. And we looked forward to the end of the trip and to seeing our loved ones on the other side of the sliding doors.
Do you watch the planes when waiting at the airport?
© Colline Kook-Chun, 2012
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