Wednesday, June 01, 2005
49 Patches of Irony
ALBUQUERQUE SUNPORT--At 6:30 this morning I dropped off The Artist Ken Saville at the Sunport so he could catch a plane to Seattle. I knew what was ahead of him in terms of security. One of the most inconvenient aspects of boarding a plane is taking off your shoes so they can be scanned. This is especially true for Ken. A survivor of childhood polio, he wears tall "combat" boots for ankle support even in the summer heat. Now I am not against airport security...not at all. But there is a certain amount of irony in the concern for security here.