plane enlarges the present, especially when it is not
demarcated by human activity. Human inactivity is a very
great accomplishment when seen from the air. What humans
have not done and left untouched borders on the miraculous.
I am almost inspired to do less and call it a contribution.
I am seeing too much to be able to ignore how wonderful
it is that we have left alone enormous sections of the
way we travel over things is different from the way they
are. The act of flying abstracts everything. It has the
possibility of revealing the connective tissue of the
landscape. Nothing ever looks the same twice, and the
salient details leap out. The whole is compelling and
I know I am seeing the rare and the unusual.”
E Fulton III