Alan Vitek

The Sky is Lower in London

By Alan Vitek

February 3, 2014

I had an interesting idea, concept, theory, thought as I was driving home today. It probably didn’t help that Sigur Ros was playing in the background.

Whenever I imagine places I haven’t been before in my mind, they always seem to feel little bit different than what I know and have experienced here. And today, as I was driving home, I was pulling around a certain turn when it felt like the sky became lower. Obviously, the sky wasn’t actually lower, but the illusion gave me the feeling that it was. Suddenly, I felt like I was no longer where I was, but I was someplace that I’ve never been before. The feeling was extraordinary.

Weirdly enough, I felt like I was in London. I’m not sure why London popped my head, but it’s what made sense of the time.

For some reason, the feeling that the sky was lower created an atmosphere that I really enjoyed. The sky here in Georgia is usually very big and tall, so experiencing this sudden change was very refreshing and a little overwhelming. Perhaps the sensation of experiencing a very low sky, whether real or imaginary, has a similar effect on all of us.

Okay I think it’s time for me to go to bed now. This post is been really weird and hasn’t really made much sense