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Re: Ageing. As time goes by. by tommie on 2000-03-30 10:03:25
Time is relative to one's frame of reference, which is one's lifetime.
Thus, when I was 5 years old, I spent 20% of my life waiting for the next Christmas. Whereas now, the same wait represents little more than 2%.
Getting caught up in all of that "stuff" you are writing must also create a considerable time lapse.
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|Re: Re: Ageing. As time goes by. by Amelia on 2000-03-30 16:15:15 | Reply to this|
I agree with Tommie about the proportional frame of reference. But the other factor to me is that, as I have gotten older, much of my curiosity has actually been satisfied.
This is not to suggest that the magic has completely gone out of Christmas (for example), but when I was 5, I had a very open mind about all the possibilities that just might happen on Christmas. These days, I have seen enough Christmases to know pretty much what to expect, so my looking forward to the holiday is relieved of the anxiety (if also of some of the excitement) it held when I was a child.
The extra bonus is that now, in thinking about Christmas, I have an extensive store of pleasant memories to associate with the festivities. Maybe that is what happens as we get older: memories replace fantasies. If you have lived your life consciously, I don't think that is a bad thing at all.