In motion

I’m on an airplane writing this, reading Zen and the art of motorcycle maintenance, and thinking about the Principles of Motion. Namely, it doesn’t feel like I’m moving. I can look out the window and see the traceries of light move past below, but I experience no sensation of motion. If someone had been asleep on the ground, and slept through taxi and takeoff, they could wake now and ask, When will the plane leave?, feeling perfectly secure in the knowledge that they were not moving.

Just a curiosity.

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