Life Is an Odyssey (Trite but True (Enough))

America-bound on a recent trip to the US. Trite and corny as it may seem, I do indeed often get a “life is an Odyssey” feeling when taking off on a late afternoon / early evening flight from Tokyo to the US, with the plane, heading east, rapidly leaving the sun behind, to the west, as though quickening time’s passage (though, ironically, a calendar day is lost in the flight).