Topography of the mind

tracesdanslesable1During a flight, one can sometimes be lucky: the sky is clear and one can see clearly the topography of the place flown over. When this happens in North America, one can see the sky, the grid of well organized cities around the roads. Flying over Spain en route to Alicante and Xàbia, it seems that the villages were born first and the roads  created later to connect to each other. As a  result, from the sky, Spain looks more like a mosaic that a quadrilateral. I can not help but imagine that, like language, which filters the ways in which one  sees the world, the geographical organisation of a place  influences the way one sees  things. How? I do not know, but I kind of like   the idea of a mosaic.

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