"I have just talked to United and I cannot even take lipstick into London, and no journal and no pen, and no address book, and no carry on and no handbag and everything (money, passport and travel documents) must be in a clear plastic bag. Everything is different flying into London and out of London."
London is extra careful, because they have still not found five of the bombers. Still, I don't know what I would do without paper and pen. I don't know if computers are allowed or not, but it is quite a long flight to not have the comforts of writing down one's thoughts. Perhaps, they hand out paper and pens on board. I hope so. I suppose we have taken the luxury of airline travel for granted. It seems flying overseas will not be as before.
Auguste Rodin wrote this:
"There are unknown forces within nature; when we give ourselves wholly to her, without reserve, she leads them to us; she shows us those forms which our watching eyes do not see, which our intelligence does not understand or suspect."
Perhaps, silent and quiet airplane time can allow more of that.