I subscribe to the print edition of the Sunday New York Times, and it’s something I look forward to like nothing else all week because it affords many hours of informative and absorbing reading that I almost never get from the local paper.
The Sunday edition always comes bundled in two sections. I read all the news first, saving the opinion pages for last, before taking a break. Then comes the “Arts & Leisure” section, the highlight of the week. It makes sense that “Travel” would be included here, but I’ve always wondered why “Book Review” is tucked in with “Travel,” as though it’s part of “Travel.”
And today I understood why. The two are bound together because “Travel” allows us the possibility of escape from wherever we are, whether by air, sea, rail, automobile or even on foot; and “Book Review” offers journeys to even more places, wherever the mind can take us.
Landscapes or Mindscapes? Take your pick.