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August 7th, 2005

35,000 Feet

Flying high above, looking down, the textbook examples come alive: the patchwork grid of agriculture slowly becomes more granulated as the edges blur into urban centers, until finally it is the geometry of the city — a denser grid (perhaps rotated slightly to better catch the prevaling winds?), or satellite outposts linked by lonely stretches of road, or radial developments extending like fingers from the palm of your hand.

In the distance, you can see the glitter of skyscrapers… but they are so insignifcant from up here. The things that seem so important on the surface shrink to almost nothing when viewed from above. It is an excellent metaphor for life!

Filed under Flights of Fancy