Travel, be it the commute into the city, or from one to another, is a necessary part of our everyday. It allows us to create fictional or exaggerated versions of ourselves across different settings; to experiment with our personalities and beliefs to create different characters that meet at common touchstones of communication. It gives us the space to perform a vision of ourselves; to play out something that resides within both the psyche and the flesh.
On the road, new acquaintances are unavoidable. Meetings are coincidences that transcend space and time. New interactions—the fleeting meetings, the clashes of cultures and languages they present—often give way to confusion. But in spite of this, strong connections between personalities and experiences are built. To understand one another, we are conditioned to agree on meeting points, mutually agreed translations that fill empty space with imagination and interpretation.