Trip of a Lifetime
Dawson met Donald on the plane. They shared a joke about kids demanding gifts on their return. They lost track of each other after baggage reclaim – a grandiose name for the pile of bags on a worn-out trolley in the entrance hall.
A week later, digging yet another home out of the rubble, Dawson heard his name yelled from the river. Donald was in full vacation mode, paddling through the gentle swell. The earthquake had made hotels desperate for guests, Donald said. Watersports were free. Dawson should get out of the mud and join him on a jetski tomorrow.
29 responses to “FF – Trip of a Lifetime”
Seems they live in different realities
Indeed they do.
Goodness, I hope, for Donald’s sake, they didn’t meet again after that, I don’t think it would have ended well…
Dawson is a nice guy, so I’m not sure Donald’s ready to hear his side of this story.
Donald seems to be in a world of his own. There is always at least one.
The name may or may not have been deliberate. I couldn’t possibly say. 😉
Must be nice to be able to enjoy a vacay while people are dying and you COULD be helping. I don’t think I like him much.
Maybe he genuinely feels that there is nothing he can do, or that his tourism is helping. But no, I’m not sure how easy it would be to enjoy the vacation seeing devastation like that. I suppose we all get used to turning a blind eye on occasion.
Maybe we’re just burned out–tragedy overload. Sad.
Different people, different priorities. That’s life.
It is indeed. Up to each of us to decide how we feel about the 2 men, and which of them we are more like.
I’m wondering if the oblivious one was named Donald for a reason… Thought-provoking story in any case.
Elmo couldn’t possibly comment about the name choice for Donald. Dawson is entirely random though.
Ah, very different perspectives on ‘trip of a lifetime’. Well done.
Gee Dawson and Donald are certainly at other ends of the spectrum. Donald has no idea, what a jerk!
I’m sure he thinks he’s helping with his dollars, but I don’t think he and Dawson will ever be close friends.
For some people any excuse is good enough to take advantage of the situation, and others. The only Donald I like is Donald Duck.
Donald Duck is pretty cool though! Thanks for reading and commenting.
If life gives you mud… make mud pies! Or, better yet, have a good, old-fashioned mud-clod fight! LOL!
haha, maybe Dawson could try to knock Donald off his board
I can envision the ensuing battle that would create… and I’m laughing at it!
I’m sure Donald thinks his money is helping. Of course, he could always have stayed at home and donated the cost of his holiday to the relief efforts…
I’m sure he does and I’m sure he could have . He doesn’t seem to understand Dawson at all
Now there’s two wholly divergent perspectives on life neatly set out. Well done.
Thanks Dora! I didn’t see the eagle first time, so I saw them as 2 people looking at the same situation from different perspectives
Nice! I, too, wasn’t sure if that was a person or an eagle at first lol. I love your take on the two totally different perspectives!