Noilly Prattle: Jets passing in the night

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Jets passing in the night

John Denver - Leavin' on a jet plane

Hey, what happened to London?

gotta be quick to wave at 1000+ mph
leavin' on a jet plane
Talk about ironies. We are flying back to Japan from Prague on April 1 and our son is flying to London from Tokyo on April 2—the jet age version of ships passing in the night. We are a scattered family you might say. The boy seems to be turning into a chip off the old block--mine. You never know where in the world he might turn up. Sometimes we bump into each other; other times, like this one, we miss and our jets pass in the night—at jet speeds that's passing by at 1000 mph more or gotta be pretty quick to wave. He is going to London it seems with a few colleagues from his company headquarters in Tokyo to establish a branch office in London. The company is expanding onto the global stage. He had been verbalizing his interest in going abroad since his bilingual ability in English and Japanese would be an asset in liaising between Japanese staff and local recruits. He is excited about it and we are happy for him. Oh, to be 26 again!


Anonymous said...

love to 'the boy'….becoming quite a man.

Noilly Prattle said...

He'll always be the boy to us. Sometimes we even remember the "poor baby" we dragged all over the planet since he was born.

Anonymous said...

only added to his character, my friends-R

Noilly Prattle said...

Thanks. Sincerely. It's nice to hear that because we feel a little sheepish about that issue sometimes.