Rounding ‘The Big D’

Rounding the Big DAs we round the “Big D” we look upon its myriad highways as a funnel directing our view from the broad periphery to the tightly spaced roads that pass through the high-rise office buildings of downtown Dallas. Then, changing orientation from the diagonal of the city to the grid work of the suburbs, the straight-line roads guide our view toward the earthly horizon as it fades and blends with the sky. The aerial horizon with its vague and dreamlike definition reminds us that, regardless of how flat we perceive our landscape to be, no matter how we attempt to follow straight lines across the plane, we are always floating on the surface of an imperfect edgeless sphere on the edge of space.

 

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