Wednesday, 1 October 2008

Train journey

I've long preferred to sit in the rear-facing seats in trains. I started doing this, I think, from a sense that it was safer in case of sudden deceleration or crash. But now that I come to think of it I'd say that it is because it is simply more joyful to watch the world scroll past you and away, swept backwards and disposed of in your view, than it is to watch it continually piling itself desperately upon yuou. This is how we move through time, after all: we see where we have been, we don't see where we are going.

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