I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but the horizon just seems to be where it’s all happening.
If you’re in traffic, all the cars are headed there – and those that aren’t are already coming back.
If you’re walking on a footpath or a city sidewalk, you’re usually headed for somewhere “over there”.
If you’re on your bike, in an airplane – hell, any time you’re moving – you’re headed toward the horizon! And even if you’re not moving, you can still just look at it, and contemplate its importance in your life as a simple frame of reference – whither thou goest, it be over there.
This summer I found myself, camera in hand, near Cayley, Alberta. I pulled over when I saw these technological ents marching on down to the horizon. I wondered where they were going, but I quickly realized that in the final analysis it really wasn’t important where they were going.
What was important was that they were going somewhere.