Gate A-4

My heart was warmed by this blog post, please enjoy the optimism you feel thanks to the author (not me)

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Gate A-4 By Naomi Shihab Nye:

Wandering around the Albuquerque Airport Terminal, after learning my flight had been delayed four hours, I heard an announcement: “If anyone in the vicinity of Gate A-4 understands any Arabic, please come to the gate immediately.” Well— one pauses these days. Gate A-4 was my own gate. I went there.

An older woman in full traditional Palestinian embroidered dress, just like my grandma wore, was crumpled to the floor, wailing. “Help,” said the flight agent. “Talk to her . What is her problem? We told her the flight was going to be late and she did this.”

I stooped to put my arm around the woman and spoke haltingly. “Shu-dow-a, shu-bid-uck, habibti? Stani schway, min fadlick, shu-bit-se-wee?” The minute she heard any words she knew, however poorly used, she stopped crying. She thought the flight had been cancelled entirely. She needed to be…

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About dfolstad58

I live in the South Okanagan. BC. I enjoy reading, exercise, toastmasters. spending time with my son, my daughter, & her husband , and my patient wife. Enjoy my second experiment with blogging. thanks.
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4 Responses to Gate A-4

  1. I enjoyed reading this – thanks for re-blogging it (I wondered what one did with that). Gives one hope…

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  2. https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jsThis gives me hope in a world gone stark raving mad. Thank you for sharing it

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  3. calmkate says:


    https://polldaddy.com/js/rating/rating.jshow touching and absolutely delightful, I pray for many more such connections and our world will be a brighter place 🙂

    Like

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