Monday, November 28, 2011
Many More Miles Than Steps
During the past week I have traveled over six thousand miles taking no more than five thousand steps. Travel these days is interesting in more ways than that bit of mundane information. We are a people on the go and will put up with practically any inconvenience or humiliation to get to wherever it is we need or want to go. Today I flew with several screaming babies. Perhaps it was the free Scotch but I didn't find them irritating. Instead, I wanted to comfort their parent(s) who must have felt quite tense about the whole thing. As for me, I simply turned up the volume on my iPod and enjoyed the flight. And the Scotch.