“There is no difference between Time and any of the three dimensions of Space except that our consciousness moves along it.” – H. G. Wells ‘The Time Machine’ (1895)
It was a dark time of year. Here in the Northern Hemisphere we’d just passed the Winter Solstice and the nights were about the longest they could be. The weather, although not seasonably cold, was fairly grim too. I could think of better things to be doing with a stormy Boxing Day evening than sitting for eight hours on a bus from London Heathrow to the bottom of my road in my Cornish hometown.
Night travel is different. There is a sense of dislocation induced by the surrounding darkness. Continue reading