Archive for November 2nd, 2012

2012

a man must travel

What should I have known or written had I been a quiet, mercantile politician or a lord in waiting? A man must travel, and turmoil, or there is no existence.

Lord Byron, letter to the poet Thomas Moore (1820)

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2012

airplanes

A plane is a bad place for an all-out sleep, but a good place to begin rest and recovery from the trip to the faraway places you’ve been, a decompression chamber between Here and There. Though a plane is not the ideal place really to think, to reassess or reevaluate things, it is a great place to have the illusion of doing so, and often the illusion will suffice.

Shana Alexander, The Feminine Eye, “Overcuddle and Megalull” (1967)

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