To hear the song, click on the title (in green, Airport Good Samaritan). It will take you to a page with a music icon. Click on the note. Hope you enjoy it.
Last year, on a delayed flight home from Kansas City (greetings Dr. Pat) that put me into Atlanta at about 10 p.m., there was a long delay in unloading the bags from the plane. Luggage didn’t make it to the belt until midnight. I was not in a hurry, was surprisingly patient with the airport workers, and actually enjoyed watching folks making their way through the terminal.
I had the idea that night that it might be fun to write a collection of songs inspired by airport moments. I’ve got a song list already drawn up and, while I’m not sure that the project will actually ever get done, I do go to the airport now with a heightened sense of attentiveness, thinking that I might find material to write about.
This song – not one on my list for the CD – is about an airport encounter and about a small chance, like dozens that we have everyday, to be kind.
We’re all travelers. We all need help. We all have help to give.