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single serving friend by Velica single serving friend by Velica
Its amazing that even after flying so many times I still find the whole experience amazing.

I love being in airports, even if businessmen are running about like cockroaches yelling on their tiny mobile phones or in the quietest of nights. Where is everybody going? How many lives cross innocuously in airport halls. How many friends are made? How many relationships are ended after a traumatizing week in Tenerife?

And then there's the flight itself. To be above the clowds, to see the the countryside that fills the gaps between the cities, the little cottages, the little roads.

It always surprises me how one can leave Birmingham at 8 and be in Faro before lunch. In one moment there is carpet everywhere, and you know you're in Britain. Next thing you know the brease of the Ria is cleaning your lungs...

Because of this I always smile when I show my passport.
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:iconi-am-lalotte001:
How strange that, as a child (or an equivalent), I have just left behind my country, my life, for a future that is as of yet, a castle in the air?

And planes, endless waiting, at airports.. fighting off paranoia at the vision of a long knife being extracted from luggage.

And while speaking to people from around the world.. how can I be talking to someone who is living a sunday morning, when it's obviously saturday afternoon?

your art makes me meditative, oh dear.
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:iconvelica:
I am happy for that. :)
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:iconi-am-lalotte001:
yeah, well. :D
It must be really good art..
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The-Mirrorball-Man May 2, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I haven't travelled by plane for more than ten years.
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:iconvelica:
How did you manage that?
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man May 3, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I travel by train.
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:iconvelica:
Because you prefer train?
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The-Mirrorball-Man May 4, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
No, because as long as kerosene is not properly taxed, I'd rather not travel by plane.
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:iconvelica:
So its an evironmental concern?
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:iconthe-mirrorball-man:
The-Mirrorball-Man May 5, 2009  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It is an environmental concern, but it's also a matter of social justice. In my opinion, transporting oranges from Bresil should not be cheaper than transporting oranges from Spain.
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