~“Sitting with Mary”~

Published: Thursday, February 28, 2013 at 09:50 AM.

As the line progressed, we finally moved into the hotel where they were scanning us for weapons and sharp objects. I guess the fellow who swallowed swords got a pass.

While we were waiting to be scanned, a group of little boys in white pajamas and different colored belts (some with kamikaze-like headbands) were cutting back and forth through the line following and yelling questions to a portly bald fellow.

“Sensei, where do we go?”

“Sensei, what do we do now?”

“Sensei, where do we take this?”

“Sensei, do we need to practice?”

The portly bald fellow in white pajamas with a black belt tied around the largest section of his middle seemed to be basking in his authority. He was their “Sensei,” or leader and he was “in charge.”

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