I miss the sea.
Nottingham is about as landlocked as you can be while staying in England. Just like the darkness, I used to take the sea for granted somewhat, back when I lived here. Sometimes it’s nice just to stand and look out. You start to lose perspective when there’s nothing but water as far as the eye can see.
It’s interesting, looking towards the horizon, actually. It makes you think. The furthest part of the planet’s surface that you can see, before Earth’s surface curves away too much. Obviously, you’re capable of seeing further, but anything further is quite literally ‘over the horizon’, to use a clichéé. You have to wonder, if you were on a smaller planet, would the horizon look closer? Or vice versa?
If you stood on the surface of Mars and looked to the horizon, would it be noticeable that you were standing on a smaller planet…?
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Invader Xan is a molecular astrophysicist and part-time alien invader, who spends life looking at very small things on very large scales, and trying to better understand the chemistry of interstellar space.
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