I'm currently AWL -- that's Absent With Leave -- from the construction crew for a brief visit to Japan. And while I am grateful (yes, really!) for the ability to cross the ocean in hours rather than days, we really aren't meant to be moving at 500mph. Look at the rest of the world's creatures. None travel faster than they are physically able. Okay, so pets now travel with us in cars and boats and planes, but that's an unnatural phenomenon, too.
I think we lost something with the invention of the wheel. It gave us artificial mobility. And with each new invention, we moved further and further away from our natural selves. No wonder we're so disconnected.
Labels: brain cookies, on-the-road