Points to ponder on a long night flight?
"To fly is the opposite of traveling; you cross a gap in space...you vanish into the void...then you reappear, in a place and in a moment with NO relation to the where and the when from which you vanished."--"If on a winter's night a traveler" by Italo Calvino
Think about that..modern jetliners are our "magic" carpets. We go somehere called an airport and we vanish from there. No amount of looking will find us! Sometime hours or even a day [if we cross an imaginary line] in the past or future, we appear again but in a different place. And when we look around us, we may have gone back in time. A castle looms over the river as it has since the 13th century, a trumpeter still tells the hour from the church tower. On a train you are always somewhere, what was the name of that last village where the train stoped? But not so on jetliners...you vanish and do not reappear until a city comes into view through misty fog...P Wise