“We evolved to move slowly over the world, in sight of everything en route. It makes sense that passing time and changing surroundings share a rhythm, and that as a consequence further or more different places naturally seem longer ago. The differences between a forest and a city are so enormous that the journey between them interposes itself as a chronological jump, a kind of time-hill.”Mark Vanhoenacker, Skyfaring
This is a book written by an airline pilot. As we fly around the world, able to get places relatively quickly, in a sense we “jump” between them.
It is interesting to think how that might be a form of time travel? How this affects our sense of what it means to travel in the world. That far away places feel different in time as well as place.
Yet, in “jumping” between cities as we fly what we we missing from the journey? You don’t see the places you are flying over …