It was not without some trepidation that I attempted an outing on the fourth full day of htss but with friend in town and my time still relatively in sync I thought it might be last time for me to leave my little corner of Brooklyn for a while. And so with a little bit of co-ordination we boarded a train for Dia: Beacon.
HOW ARE YOU? HOPE YOU HAVE BEEN ENJOYING YOUR FIRST FEW DAYS IN NYC!
I HAVE BEEN LOOKING INTO DIA FOR TOMORROW AND WANTED TO TALK TIMES...
AS YOU KNOW I'M NOW ON A MARS SCHEDULE... THIS MEANS THAT TOMORROW MY 07:00 OCCURS AT 09:36 EARTH TIME.
THE TRAIN TO BEACON LEAVES FROM GRAND CENTRAL STATION AND TAKING INTO ACCOUNT TRAVEL TIME FROM HERE THE EARLIEST TRAIN I CAN CATCH WILL LEAVE AT 09:04 MARS TIME // 11:43 EARTH TIME, ARRIVING IN BEACON AT 10:30 MARS TIME // 13:11 EARTH TIME.
LET ME KNOW WHAT YOU THINK XX
I have been overly cautious with times, nervous that back and forth between Mars and Earth might catch me off guard but it in fact worked very smoothly and was achieved with very little trouble.
At 2.5 hours difference things still seemed rather manageable and I feel comfortable shifting between the two. I only faltered on the return home when I realized all around me were making their way home for dinner and sleep... whereas I, still function at around 17:30 MT suddenly understood I was out of phase with my environment.
It is amazing how many subtle social indicators emerge as the sun goes down - how bodies shift, heads tilt and the muscles ready themselves for sleep. To be one step removed from that makes my mind tense. I oscillate between the system I know (like muscle memory) and the one I have assigned myself and I cannot now rest comfortably in either.