When do ordinary life events become extraordinary?
Life moves pretty fast. If you don't stop and look around once in a while, you could miss it.-Ferris Bueller
When I was younger, I lived in a culture that literally took time for daily "siestas" and regularly had three to four hour meals. One of the first things I noticed when I moved to the USA, is that everyone is always on the go. There is a constant demand for more activity, more time, and more stress. In this anxiety-prone culture, it's hard to take a breather and appreciate the beauty of everyday life.
car trip (1-21-2017)
As a response to McLuhan's notions of time becoming the new space as we "march backwards into the future" (p.63), I thought of a car wash (in reverse). Going through a car wash is an ordinary life event, but a car wash can become extraordinary depending on your point of view.