I could literally spend hours reading articles on other blogs and staring at other people’s travel photos. But every once in awhile you stumble across something that makes you stop and really think. I came across this Window Seat series by the talented Matt Low posted on Small Sight and Cool Memories this morning and got to thinking… I fly so often – and most of the time to the same places: JFK, Newark, Minneapolis/St Paul, Seattle, London, Amsterdam, Brussels – that I’m not sure what I look like as a passenger. I’d like to think I look like those polished, non-hassled folk you sometimes see waltzing onto the plane, smiling at their neighbours and settling into a book for a few hours. But I’m pretty sure I’m the ornery traveler who has no patience for slow people at security, completely anti-social, with a scowl on her face who just wants to get there.
These photos make me want to slow down the next time I fly. To take time to look out the window and realise that its still pretty amazing that we can travel as far and as fast as we can. My expat life wouldn’t be the way it is without flying. Perhaps I should appreciate it a little more…
Matt’s photography is gorgeous. Please take a minute to visit his site here.
Happy weekend all,