Now, more than ever, we need distance. Because, unfortunately, distance is always lurking around the corner. Everything is nearby: islands, deserts, cities, sounds rush towards us and burst from computer and smartphone screens. Today, everything is close, transactional, domestic, familiar. That is why it is important not to scalpel away at distance, its variable richness, the depth of its own time. Art, meditation, poetry, and narration contribute to keeping the dimension and space of distances open, representing distance as… distant. Taxing to reach, therefore vital and necessary. Only distance allows us to be individuals and not a standardised mass.