Even though the jet lag has passed it still feels like I am living in a parallel universe. Living in the moment, real-time of the northern hemisphere; and one eye and part of my mind across time zones where @m_treanor remains at Domestic Executive HQ. As he gets up and heads to work I am sitting down for an evening meal. What’s breakfast time for me is the end of the day for him. We juggle time zones all the time staying in touch with family but keeping up with your nearest and dearest on a daily basis is altogether more discombobulating.
Instant messaging and Face Time helps to keep this asynchronous life on track but its hard not to feel stuck among time zones. I just can’t get my head around the fact that when I’m asleep he is wide awake hard at work and vice-versa (except no hard work for me!). The one thing I am enjoying up here in the northern hemisphere are the long warm days compared to the dark and cold that those down south still have to endure.
Its only when you think about what makes the world have different time zones that you remember that we’re always on the move taking our daily spin around the sun and stars. This constant rotation bringing night and day and the change in seasons. I like to stop thinking at this point otherwise I start to freak out at our intergalactic presence. You know, a world within a galaxy within the universe and total infinity.
Thankfully I have Douglas Adams to thank for calming my nerves on what really goes on in the big wide world.