Kotor to Whitehorse


Flight from Irkutsk to Moscow. It takes off at 8:00 a.m and lands in Moscow at the same time - at eight o’clock in the morning on the same day. It turns out to be right at sunrise, which means the whole flight takes place during dawn. Passengers remain in this one moment, a great, peaceful Now, vast as Siberia itself. So there should be time enough for confessions of whole life-times. Time elapses inside the plane but doesn’t trickle out of it.

Olga Tokarczuk, ‘Flights’

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