Windows of life and people – live

Being inside the plane first or early gives you the chance to observe people at a closer range. It is like watching an episode of a reality show. It is amazing to see the people of the world confined in a small place at one time. You can see, hear, smell and feel in them the different shades and colors of life, in raw form, live and unedited, as each one of them slowly walk through the narrow aisle, looking and searching for their seats.

There are tall, short, fat, thin, medium built, brown, black and yellow, noisy and quiet people. Their faces are either round, square, bland or what have you. Each one different from the others.

There are passengers, who despite their big and heavy baggage could still carry a smile in their faces. There are those who could barely walk and talk. It seemed to me that they carry everything including their houses and probably the world. There are those who carry small bags or nothing at all but could barely wink and move some muscles of their faces. There are those who are perfectly happy, totally sad, worried and many do not seem to care.

After all the hassles of finding their seats, finding a place to put their luggage, these people settle down and tie themselves up to the place they temporarily claimed as their own. As the plane starts moving upward, there seemed to be a relative calm and peace. No movements, no noises, no frenzy, the shades and colors of life fade. Everyone retires to each own world.

The windows of life and people ended temporarily.

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6 Responses to “Windows of life and people – live”


  1. 1 myepinoy November 18, 2006 at 9:25 am

    The people here get to find the specific place where they should be. In a bigger episode we call our lives, the are so many who just end up going nowhere and finding nothing.

  2. 2 bw November 19, 2006 at 1:22 am

    It’s funny when you sit down between two people and barely utter a word with each other for the duration of the flight ! It’s fine if it’s a two hour flight but for 17 hours without talking.. but you know what, I really don’t mind sitting , reading and sleeping for 17 hours without a conversation🙂 I’m in my own world, my little cocoon.

  3. 3 Sidney November 19, 2006 at 5:32 am

    I don’t like flying!

  4. 4 ipanema November 19, 2006 at 11:15 pm

    Just in recent years, the national carrier has never been accepting transients but in the last 3 years, they started doing so. It’s a welcome sight for me as we are used to the same faces for this is a small country. I think I developed that sense of who is from this place and those who are not. So my latest hobby is people watching. 🙂

  5. 5 Lani November 20, 2006 at 4:51 am

    I am also very observant of people around me laluna sa PUV, di pa kasi ako nakakasakay sa airplane or ship (lol). Without even asking other person’s feelings, nakikita na agad sa kanilang facial expression kung ano ang nararamdaman nila.

  6. 6 Jayred November 22, 2006 at 12:39 pm

    I’ve been flying alone many times na. Like you, I observe people on the plane. Almost always, I travel with crying babies — not mine — disturbing my sleep.

    It is always nice to have a pleasant seatmate. But like BW, I can endure a long flight without having to talk to the person beside me.


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