Monday, November 17, 2008

Interstitial Moments

I'm back on the road again. If Delta (née Northwest) is to be believed, I've now passed the 90,000 mile mark for the year, with one more trip to California planned (next week, no less.)

In Prague, I was reading William Gibson's Pattern Recognition, which had the most amazing explanation of jet lag I had heard: Your soul can't travel as fast as your body, so you have to wait a few days for it to catch up. Somehow, this works well for the sense of disorientation and hollowness I feel when I've been traveling.

I'm back in Seattle for a week and a half, but I think it's going to take a while longer before my soul catches up. Probably a day or two.