TRAVELING FAST AND SLOWING DOWN
During my Florida visit, my mind traveled back through time, thinking of Ponce de Leon discovering the area of key Biscayne in 1513 while leading the first Spanish expedition to Florida. The lighthouse was completed in 1825 to help navigators. The area is now a state park: https://www.floridastateparks.org/park/Cape-Florida
In previous centuries, it took months for the navigators to reach this land, while I needed only a few flying hours to get there. But then, I was grateful to be able to slow down. During the quiet hours of the morning, I noticed an older man singing while walking feet in ankles-deep water, a young child making his little hesitant steps and a flight of pelicans swiftly gliding through the sky just above me.
Times have changed, purposes too.