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Written by: Richard Dunn

Plane lands.

Tram to baggage, shuttle to car, car to home. Hugged my wife.

I wonder why.

Luggage on the floor, laundry to the washer, dried, folded, back in the suitcase. Sneak to my daughters room and kiss her while she sleeps.

I wonder why.

Bed by midnight back up at six, tools still in the car, computer and luggage put back in.

I wonder why.

Kinkos on the way, pick up the prints, check the app for upgrade, #8 for 2 seats. Not today.

I wonder why.

Car to the lot, shuttle to the terminal, flash the million miler diamond status, thanked by the agent for the hollow trophy, head to pre check.

I wonder why.

Boarded flight, Flight delay, 28B, earbuds in, text home. finally push back.

I wonder why.

5 1/2 hours, seat back broken, seen all the movies. Try to sleep.

I wonder why.

Airport to hotel, bags in hand, room at the end of the hall, call for 5am wake up.

I wonder why.

18 hr load in, straight into rehearsals, equipment fails wait for 1am delivery. Re-install, re-program at 3, set 5am alarm.

I wonder why.

6am rehearsals, opening session at 1, band change over at 5. Doors at 7, awards show until 10, client extends party until 2. Set alarm for 6.

I wonder why.

3 14hr days, 1 22hr day, 3 Tylenol Pm, 1/2 bottle of Zycam 12 Advil cold and sinus and a box of emergen C. FaceTime daughter’s school party.

I wonder why.

5am call. Show/strike/travel. Red eye home. Try and sleep on the plane.

I wonder why.

Shuttle to car, car to home, luggage through the door. Walk to my daughters room, kiss her cheek and wake her for her day.

The sweetest whisper to ever hit my ears…..”daddy!”

I remember why.


Richard Dunn is a  20 years Entertainment Industry Professional with Lighting Design, Technical Directing, and Stage Managing experience. He is also a proud husband and father who resides in Atlanta Georgia.

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