A quick smile crossed my lips at the ethos of our shared experience. I’d been that weary traveler in Paris two years ago during a four-hour layover, part of an exhausting international two-leg flight originating at Chicago’s O’Hara Airport and terminating in Berlin’s Brandenburg Airport 7 time zones away.
I would have willingly paid good money for a sleep pod I could have called my own had one been available at Paris’ Charles de Gaulle Airport, although personally I would have opted for one with a bit more privacy.
Nope. Duane Hanson’s, “The Traveler”, a.k.a. Sleeping Beauty (eventually I discovered/realized he'd been there napping since 1985) seemed perfectly happy to sleep on the fly (the purview of most weary travelers) in his own little fishbowl. The display case was an addition eventually required to keep curious bystanders from touching the amazingly life-like piece of public art made of autobody filler, fiberglass, mixed media, and real life accessories like hair, clothes, shoes, and luggage.
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