Hanging in his workspace were some arresting images. There was a large picture of a 737 at the gate; jetway still attached, looking pensive and expectant, almost impatient to fly. Another huge oil was the one I'd seen on his website, that Boeing, in for maintenance, resting in the harsh light bathing the hangar. The bright yellow and orange logo colors of the plane contrasted with the white glare of the fuselage. The dark background of the hangar bespoke some heavy maintenance, a C check maybe. I got the sense of an animal in a cage, submitting to necessary repairs, eager to be back on the line or out on the savannah, but grateful for the rest nonetheless.