‘Freeze this moment.’
I’ve discovered a new phrase for TCKs. It first hit me when my family and I were running through the Tokyo airport last week to catch a connecting flight.
Okay. Running would be an understatement. Racing would probably be a more accurate description. It’s was the gasping, sweat-dripping, luggage-bouncing, desperate-looking, head-turning kind of run my family of seven succumbed to EIGHT minutes before our flight’s departure time. Trust me. It was not a pretty (but definitely hilarious) sight.
With our gate far in the distance, we pressed onward. A loud speaker overhead announced the third final call for “Flight 621 from Tokyo to Bangkok.” My eight-year-old sister plummeted over a gaping passerby in her desperate attempt to keep up. My mom shouted an apologetic “excuse me.” Laughter bubbled up inside of me between loud, short-winded, and entirely-unattractive gasps. Seriously, the moment was priceless.
You know those memories you just don’t want to forget?
Well, this was one of those. For a split second, I withdrew from the present. I ‘froze the moment.’
Hence, the birth of a new phrase for TCKs.
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