Does Space Matters?

While in my geography class, while we were talking about geography and economics and globalization… One question popped into my mind. Does space matters? I mean, does it matter anymore dear reader?


It seems that we live in a borderless world these days. Really, especially with the advent of the Internet and the World Wide Web. There is also the concept of globalization. There’s Skype, Gmail, even Viber. One update in Facebook or in Twitter can be a world phenomenon. There’s Mcdo everywhere plus Coke or Pepsi. I have a neighbor who is American, a friend who is Taiwanese, and teacher who is Spanish. Do we live in a flat world? Does space matters anymore then?

Yes, it does. Distance is hard not to notice.

Distance is an aspect of space. Sure, there’s Skype but is it enough? There’s still something about the sense of touch that cannot be given by the Internet. Another weird thing about distance is it is relative. You don’t need to live in the opposite poles of the Earth to say that you miss one another. Sometimes, distance is a bus ride away. Sometimes, distance is just a foot away. That’s the saddest kind of distance, I think. On the other hand, when you hate one another, the opposite ends of the world do not suffice as a good distance for the both you.

Then there’s that kind of distance that cannot be solved by time or space. I was listening to Taylor Swift’s new single earlier, Ronan. The song was beautifully heartbreaking. Listen to it dear reader…

And what if I really thought some miracle will see us through?
But what if the miracle was even getting one moment with you
I love you to the moon and back…

How do you measure distance dear reader?