The airport checkout point is generally not considered a ‘cool’ place to hang out.
But airport director Barry Bateman of Milwaukee’s General Mitchell Airport has turned this area past the security checkpoint into a ‘recombobulation area’, a fun way to take the stress out of travel.
www.urbandictionary.com defines ‘Recombobulation’ as: “something being put back the way it was, or into proper working order” & “gathering one’s thoughts or composure”.
The Recombobulation area is where airport passengers go to collect themselves and their things after going through security and before heading off to their flights.
The opposite of Recombobulation is “Discombobulation” – feeling disconnected, unbalanced, out of order or confused.
Transitions are bitter-sweet; in my personal transition from being a mother to being a mother-in-law as well and facing the ‘empty-nest’, I am grateful for the many people who have been my ‘recombobulation’ area.
If you are feeling ‘discombobulated’, please reach out. I am making a commitment to be your ‘recombobulation’ zone.
Also, can we as a community of Happiest Minds be that ‘recombobulation’ area that our colleagues and friends can come to when they feel ‘discombobulated’?
A place that calms them, a place that helps them see meaning in their confusion, a place that provides that balance and direction.
A place that they can call…home.