Everything is amazing right now; and nobody is happy

Louis CK on Conan O’Brien’s show. A timely call for a little bit more awe and amazement in the world – especially about flight. I’ve long been an advocate of slow travel – because I get to sail long distances by ship. When you arrive in a harbour in a country you’ve never visited before – in my case, Australia’s Sydney Harbour, you truly arrive and experience the entire event.
Flying on the other hand… well you go to a field in the suburbs. Queue several times, sit in a stuffy metal tube for for a couple of hours, then POP you’re spat into a field somewhere in the suburbs of Paris or Instanbul or New York. Yet this is truly magic, you’re in another country. Unthinkable, a century ago but the human is an adaptable beast – out blessing and our curse.
As Louis CK says: “Your sitting in a chair… IN THE SKY!”

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Writer, photographer, environmental campaigner and "known troublemaker" Dave Walsh is the founder of Blather.net, described both as "possibly the most arrogant and depraved website to be found either side of the majestic Shannon River", and "the nicest website circulating in Ireland". Half Irishman, half-bicycle. He lives in southern Irish city of Barcelona.