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Almost makes it worth it


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Betsy is in the middle of a seven-hour odyssey trying to find a lost suitcase at Logan when young men in silly red hats who carried a trumpet, a trombone, and a big golden French horn start playing "Joy to the World:"

... The music transformed the way I experienced all the people around me--and the airport was packed with holiday travelers. I saw them as people who wanted to be with their families. I remembered my brother Mark's great delight in driving children around to see Christmas lights. I remembered my mother's pride in her Yorkshire pudding.

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