“Space is big. Really big. You just won’t believe how vastly hugely mindbogglingly big it is. I mean you may think it’s a long way down the road to the chemist’s, but that’s just peanuts to space.”
tab (n.): Something opened, then closed, then opened again, then closed again, for eternity.
social (n.): An app or website that simulates what it might be like to interact with other people.
Instagram (n.): A persistent reminder that people you know can afford more expensive restaurants and better vacations than you.
So much to cringe and nod at.
That sounds like… a lot.
It sure doesn’t feel like a lot – I guess? I dunno. It feels like time has passed, but it also doesn’t, in the sense that I still recall events from 20 years ago vividly should I choose to.
But then I get a sense of perspective when talking to younger people, and I share experiences from my past, and realise – really – I’ve done a decent amount and achieved a decent bit… but then there’s so much I’ve still yet to do and still want to do, and it’s not as though I’m running out of time, but I wonder if I’m the only one that feels like the hundred things I’d to get done are just things you couldn’t ever hope to do, but things like movies and social media make it seem like you should be able to get everything done… but it’s just not reality.
How’s this for some perspective: My heart has beaten 1 billion times in my lifetime. That is a lot.
Here’s to the next.