Flying twice a week

I thought there will be more to share about being a super-commuter, but to be honest, it’s a lot less meaty topic than I had anticipated.

Every time I try to wrangle my brain for some coherent thoughts on the subject, I find myself at a total loss. I have a routine set up now on either end, and the transfer in between is relatively painless too. This split life has become my new normal for now and it’s hard to think what to share about it, other than these snaps.

Life lately

Life lately

Life lately

One definite benefit is all the hours spent above the clouds, the sunsets and sunrises I get to see. I always loved flying, even though I feel it’s a very guilty pleasure. (I hate to think what my carbon footprint has become.)

I love how the world goes in and out of focus, how I leave normality as everything shrinks into a scale model of itself. Up in the skies I get a break from real life and I exist in between places. Then during the final descent things slowly grow into their own shape again, they scale back up to normal surroundings, and I find myself back in reality.

It’s a weird, gentle and often breathtaking feeling.

Life lately

Flying twice a week
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  • sai

    I think you managed to capture that interesting part of flying.. I haven’t thought about it in terms of scaling – with a digital bounce to it. I find this concept interesting, in a similar way to the opening words of Neuromancer “The sky above the port was the color of television, tuned to a dead channel.” Us relating to the organic reality in terms of digital culture, because that is more of a reference point.
    Goddamn we should give skydiving a go: now that’s the scaling with no filters!

    Illetve “Ki gépen száll fölébe, annak térkép e táj” “… Hát ez a költészet, hát ez a valami! Gyöngyöt disznóknak!” Csordásné egy életre beletenyerelt számomra szegény Radnóti munkásságába…

  • after having spent 15 minutes (I’m persistent!) trying to find just _where_ on disqus.com I can respond to this comment I remembered I definitely had…

    Funny, I never thought of it that way, but it’s an idea with a lot of digital connotations for sure! (and you probably already know how crazy much I love Gibson btw – precisely for sentences like that one).

    Gondolom a térkép az előző korok absztrakciója volt :) Csordásnével amúgy találkoztam az osztálytalálkozón, irtó kínos volt hogy úgy tett mintha mi jóban lettünk volna, nyilván nem emlékezett mennyire utáltuk egymást. Se arra úgy igazán, hogy ki vagyok. Amúgy semmit sem változott külsőre, illetve talán több smink volt rajta..