Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Series of Simultaneously Unfortunate & Fortunate Events

I'm on a cross-country flight, unexpectedly.
I'm reading a book when the flight attendant announces the onboard wi-fi system isn't working, so all passengers may enjoy complimentary DIRECTV by way of apology.
I decide I'll check out the in-flight movies to see what's on that I might've missed in theaters.
I settle on "The Post."
I watch actor Tom Hanks playing Washington Post editor Ben Bradlee say, "The only way to assert the right to publish is to publish."
I reflect on how that's not only true in times of political crisis but also in humble matters of personal writing like blogging.
I write this and press a button that says Publish.

5 comments:

  1. What is true in large things is often also true in the humble.

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  2. Ha! I hope the rest of your trip goes as planned (except when the unexpected makes it better) and keep hitting publish.

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  3. Publishing takes courage and faith. So glad you pressed the button and safe travels, friend!

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  4. Thanks for publishing so many pearls.

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