“So what brings you to Springfield?” I asked the woman in the seat next to me.
She had been playing Solitaire the entire flight and I was quite busy reading on my kindle.
We’d landed in Chicago and had a few minutes to chat while the plane made it’s way to the terminal.
“Oh, just a few days of continuing education classes. And you?” she asked.
“I was helping plan a retreat.”
Just keep it simple is my motto lately.
“A retreat?” she perked up. “I love retreats. What kind of retreat? Where will it be??”
Oh, dear. Not simple anymore.
“We were planning an online retreat.” I said.
“Online retreat? That doesn’t sound like it could be very retreat-ish.” she smiled, nodding her head as if I should completely agree with her assessment.
“Well, it actually can be quite retreat-ish,” I explained, trying to use her word.
“I don’t see how online could be a retreat. Who are you planning it for?” she pushed honestly.
Smiling back at her I decided to fully explain, “My husband and I live in West Africa.
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