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Queen's Quarterly
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Yearning for the Zen of the Transit Lounge

Jane Cooper

Winter 2021 - Yearning for the Zen of the Transit Lounge


I don’t expect to visit another airport for a long time, but I have tried to imagine this long quarantine as nothing more than a lengthy stay in a home-based transit lounge. For, after all, so much of this pandemic has seemed like a surreal extended wait for the perpetually delayed flight that is our normal life to be rescheduled for takeoff …


Jane Cooper is a rural Ontario researcher and writer who loves to travel. Between bouts working on her latest book, a historical novel about the German POWs who worked on Ontario farms during the Second World War, she may be found oiling the wheels of her carry-on.


[IMAGE CREDIT: "Image courtesy of the Gander International Airport Authority"]