#27 Travelling – ‘And The Big Metal Tube of Doom’

It’s not about the destination it is about the journey. You must appreciate the process of moving, going, expanding, overcoming and many other things – apparently. Sounds fabulous, but I just cannot over come The Big Metal Tube of Doom (aeroplane). So how I am supposed to enjoy the journey?

I have been travelling today. But there are no fancy instagram filter photos or birds eye view of food at restaurants or selfies with friends to show you. I neither had any good photo opportunities, any good food or any friends. I am visiting my parents with my girlfriend. It is all about the destination.

Firstly, let me be clear I am not scared of flying. That is not the issue. The issue is that I am locked physically and mentally in a very confined space with a lot of people I do not know. 

It gives me time to think. 

That is both the best and worst gift my mind could have. Free thinking time can create new writing, new paintings, drawings and ideas. Or it can turn on me, just like that scorpion who got a piggy back from that bear to cross the river. [Spoiler] He stings the bear and they both drown, with the scorpion saying the now infamous line ‘but it is my nature.’

My mind is that scorpion, and it will happily sting me, even if it means we both suffer. 

Today we both suffered. The journey was difficult, who knew carrying a scorpion would be such a burden? But we made it to the destination, and now all I have to worry about is how to get a talking scorpion through customs. 

Mindfump.

P.S Travelling around a lot for the next few days with no laptop or regular internet. Apologies for no artwork and short/late posts.

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19 Comments

  1. S. Hansen

    At least you now how have the warm fuzzies from the safety of home. You will have many homes through out your life but none will be quite the same as your parents home.
    Disclaimer: This may be an entirely biased opinion based on the fact my parents have lived in the same home since I was 4…

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    1. Joonas Kopponen

      Oh well hello Good Sir. I agree the place you lived in as a kid with your parents is always special. It is a bit complicated for me though as I moved like 8 times before going to school, and on the sixth or was it seventh time my parents broke up. (It was a good break up though, rational and calm, their relationship was not, at all.) I consider my childhood home where my mother and stepfather still live and where I lived since I started school. Went through comprehensive school there before leaving to the big scary world, returned at one time for about a year from the big scary world to recuperate from leg surgery, then moved on again and now I am properly big boy. How are you S. Hansen?

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      1. S. Hansen

        Well that certainly made my childhood sound terribly dull. But dull is good in this case I think. Didn’t move from the age of four until I decided to try adulting (still don’t like it much but apparently you have to do it). Parents still together and no leg surgery, no surgery at all unless you count the 10 minute procedure to take my wisdom teeth out.
        I am good by the way. No time to let the negativity get to me at the moment, I’ve had to be an adult and do boring but necessary things lately. It’s prevented me from posting much. How goes the life of Joonas?

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        1. Joonas Kopponen

          Dull is quite good in this case. Even though I am grateful for the turmoil in my life, it made me who I am. Adulting.. You made me laugh again. 🙂 Glad your parents are together and have not had any need for surgeries. You can count the wisdom tooth operation if you want. =P But it is better to have not had any surgeries. Lovely that you are doing good! 🙂 Hope you have had to do some nice things too, adult kind of nice or other kind. My life goes quite great. I just finished writing about three very important subjects, have lost even more weight, slept good and am feeling really good most of the time. 🙂 Life is finally shining. Now I hope I can share some of the good feelings and things that have helped me through my blog.

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          1. S. Hansen

            Well I did finished the boring responsible adult things now. To celebrate I am actually going to leave not only my house but my city this evening. Going to a gig of sorts with a friend and a sibling.
            Will have to check out your blog when I my laptop and I reunite.

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          2. Joonas Kopponen

            Good you finished! Oh, that sounds like a good time, enjoy! 🙂 Do check, hope you will enjoy the newer posts at least. I wish I knew how to change the look of my site though.. It is not practical at the moment. I sent a message to wordpress asking about it.

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          3. Joonas Kopponen

            Sorry, took long time to answer.. Themes yes. I would like to change how the site itself functions. That the posts would appear with the titles and pictures, then you could click them and read properly. Would save time for people who visit my site. Comment on some of my own posts please if you know how to help so we don’t flood Mindfumps comment section more. 🙂

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  2. Joonas Kopponen

    Great post again Mindfump! I same time fancy and have huge distate for the Flying Tube of Polluting Doom. Yeah it lets you quickly get around the world which is great and.. Fly! 0_0 Humans have dreamed of that for a long time. It also ‘shrinks’ the world, depends on view is it good or bad. I think both. Then for me at least it takes away something from traveling.. Also gives some. You see the land from above, or just clouds or darkness most of the way, depending on when you are flying. But you are not -really- in any of the countries you fly past. You are in a tube full of people, often smelly and/or loud people. Then there is the polluting the world even faster with all the other sources of pollution we have.. Yeah me no like. Still, it is invented, probably not going away as it so big part of our lifes. Unless we invent something better. (Good luck)

    Anyhooow, I will write my own post about this. Thank you for inspiring yet again! Hope your Scorpion was not too hard on you this flight. I laughed for a while at the getting talking scorpion through customs. Great mental image!

    Take care!

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