The value of distance

I have just attended a concert where musicians performed remotely, some in Tallinn some in Minsk, live and together, thanks to a low latency Italian technology (LoLa). I loved it. But conversely, it made me wonder about the importance and the value of distance. I travel thousands of kilometers every month to go to teach, to go to study and then to come back to my loved ones. I do feel that it’s almost as if any distance travelled measures the desire for the destination. No distance stands between us and our goals but the time and the craving for them. Not to take anything away from the beauty of closeness, however distance is itself of considerable worth. Its counterweight. And beautiful indeed.

© Giovanni Albini 2017, riproduzione riservata.

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