Saturday, November 28, 2009

Time Travel

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Slow it down! Slow it down!

17 comments:

  1. Kirk, that post reads like a man who has an approaching birthday . . . do I have that correctly? I remember recently you said you'd soon be changing age.

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  2. Its not the time passing so much as it is the aging that bothers me.

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  3. Perfect! I was born in 61, and you have exactly captured my relationship with time. I cannot imagine how fast it's going to seem in another 10 years.

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  4. You folks surprised me. I figured this would be one of those posts where I don't get any comments.

    That's right, Limes, I do have one coming up. In fact, when I get closer to the actual date, I'm going to rerun a post from last year's birthday. It's one that I think is quite charming, though it caused at least one aquaintence of mine to call me out of fear I was about to do something rash. You just never know how people are going to react to these posts.

    Tag, if I'm physically in the same shape in 30 years as I am now, I won't complain. But I doubt it.

    Dreamfarm, I was originally going to start in 1968, which is about the earliest year I can remember, but then people might think I was born then (not a bad idea, actually)

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  5. So do you want to cough up the date? I have several family birthdays in December. I wonder if you share one with one of my relatives.

    By the way, you're ALL younger than I am, and I probably gnash my teeth about it less than anyone. The alternative to aging is not good.

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  6. I'm a Sagitarius, Limes. When I get closer to the actual date maybe I'll spill the beans.

    You're right, Limes, the alternative is not good. If I can live to a hundred without going senile, that won't be such a bad thing (even if I live to a hundred and go senile anyway, that may still not be a bad thing, as I don't think senile people know they're senile. I just don't want some doctor telling me I have Alzheimer's while I'm still sound enough to know what the term means)

    For reasons I don't want to go into, (I'll save those for future posts) I've made quite a few mistakes in my life, but I could always take solace in the fact that I always had a lot of time ahead of me to fix them. Well, I have less time ahead of me as I used to, and THAT'S what bugs me about aging. How's that old saying go? Oh, yeah, youth is wasted on the young.

    Watch out for an "Archival Revival" post sometime in December (another clue!) I think you'll like it.

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  7. Kirk, you're talking to another of life's "broken ones". In fact, I was already pretty broken by the time we moved to Utah (age 5) and I broke more severely across time. I think the reason I've come out of myself most recently (blogging, telling the story of my journey, being freer in sharing my thoughts, ideas, feelings) is that I finally realize I don't have another 57 years to go. I bark something pretty frequently at someone important to me: "While you're busy trying to figure out what you want in life, you're wasting OUR time, OUR lives."

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  8. Sure mistakes, regrets, bad choices and not spending enough time with family and friends. Easy to see looking backward. I've often wondered if a do-over is an option. Not that I would.

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  9. I immediately thought of the newest "Star Trek" movie...

    :)

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  10. Hill, time does have a way of warping a person.

    Limes, I try to sidestep both optimism and pessimism on this blog and instead just look for the simple truth of any given situation, albeit often in a comically exaggerated way.

    Tag, if I could do it differently, I would. Why not?

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  11. Like the movie "Groundhog Day" I'd like to think I wouldn't just make the same mistakes again. But certainly I would make different ones.

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  12. I'd make different mistakes, just as I'll make more mistakes in the future, but, unlike the present, I'd again make those mistakes at a younger age, and again have all that time ahead of me.

    But the point is admittedly mute, unless, as in Star Trek, I run into Kirk Prime.

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  13. I think that the world might be a better place if more points were mute.

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  14. So very true. Time is spinning so fast, I can barely hang on.

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  16. Don't worry, Erin. I'll catch you.

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