On A Jet Plane

April 1, 2012

7am, Schiphol Airport, Amsterdam. The lines of jetstream in the sky seem to make a checkerboard. Or a hexagon. Or the giant apocalyptic throwing stars of rebel angels. Or something. You see all sorts of things when you’ve been awake for 24 hours. (From here, I fly to Kampala, Uganda. I’ve been traveling for about 10 hours now – 12 hours? Am losing track – and still have about ten to go. But, adventure. Adventure.)

(I’m headed to Uganda with CARE International, on a learning tour. I’m joining government and private sector representatives in meeting women – and men, and children – who are using Care-funded programs in the areas of maternal health and micro-finance and action against gender-based violence. I expect my heart and mind to fill up very, very quickly.)


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    The Mommy Psychologist April 1, 2012 at 3:28 am

    I’m jealous. I know it’s a long flight, but I wish I was on a jet plane right now.

    “The child psychologist who thought she had all the answers to parenting until she became one herself.” http://www.themommypsychologist.com

    Mother Ruckus April 2, 2012 at 2:36 pm

    I once traveled to Lesotho, so I remember the 20-24 hours of travel. Soooo long, but so worth it! Enjoy Africa!

    Jadzia@Toddlerisms April 3, 2012 at 7:57 am

    I LOVE Schipohl–did you know there is a mini-museum (Van Gogh) there? My only time through it was en route to Tanzania to climb Kilimanjaro. The sun over the desert was an amazing view from the plane!

    Jen @WorldMomsBlog April 7, 2012 at 2:38 pm

    So interesting! I’m looking forward to reading the rest of the posts you have about your journey. I just noticed on your twitter status that you are working on social good projects, so I was curious to see what you were up to!

    (By the way, we met briefly this past September at a reception for the launch of the UN Foundation’s Shot@Life campaign in NYC!)

    Jen Burden

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