“It is better to travel well than to arrive.”
– The Buddha
You know your family’s lifestyle is a bit unusual when you get an email from your father saying that they are stuck in Sicily and can’t fly home to England because of a volcanic explosion in Iceland. And that to get home they will have to go through Rome to get to Paris to get to London. Oh that’s just Mum and Snickers, by the way. Dad is going to Germany.
Now, although I’m grateful enough to know that they won’t get lost flying through a volcanic ash cloud and crash into the Matterhorn, or get hit by a fossilized coelacanth flung high into the atmosphere, or get a chunk of igneous rock sucked into a jet engine…I’m still having some trouble dredging up any sympathy for them being stuck in the Mediterranean.