Sunday, July 22, 2007

Flying - the Triumph of Positive Over Negative

There is not much to say about most airplane journeys. Anything remarkable must be disastrous, so you define a good flight by negatives: you didn't get hijacked, you didn't crash, you didn't throw up, you weren't late, you weren't nauseated by the food. So you're grateful. — Paul Theroux, 'The Old Patagonian Express'

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