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Can an airport inspire poetry? Heathrow sure does!

By Rohan:
A little girl plays with her mother’s hair.
She twirls it in one arm and lets it go like a wind-up toy.

Her hazel eyes gaze into the window of a Harrods, the store’s iconic bear staring back at her.
She’s enchanted by the plush toy, hypnotized.
Next to the family is an older man, probably Spanish or Portuguese. 
His cardigan suggests he was once a professor but his face resembles that of an artist, a Picasso or a Neruda. 
His arms are crossed, a worn messenger bag is tucked between his feet. 
On his right arm is a bracelet. 
A memento from a grandchild or a reminder of a distant friend. A friend that might be waiting on the other end of his boarding pass.
Next to him, an Indian woman. 
Her intricate earrings match the pattern on her sari, her solemn eyes stare wistfully into the distance.
She’s looking for someone, thinking about someone. Her feet rest on her suitcase. Feet that show experience like rings on a tree. 
I’m just a fish in the ocean.
The fly on the wall.
The traveler in the airport.
After six hours here, I’ve stopped seeing people.
I only see stories.
They may not be true, but they’re real.
They’re screaming.
They’re everywhere.
For this is Heathrow, the world’s truly international airport.

A Photo Essay on The Exquisite Holiday Decorations In London

By Lakshmi:

At this time of the year,  the main shopping area of Oxford Street becomes like bejeweled royalty with the shops dressing their windows with amazing displays.  Here’s a sampling of what we saw.

The Beauty Of South Wales In Pictures – On Cloudy, Clear, Rainy And Snowy Days

Our first visit to Wales was timed for Spring, a time which turned out to coincide with unexpected cold weather.  Yet, the pristine beauty of this country was hard to miss.  We experienced this landscape across the filters of clouds, sun, rain and snow.

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