Hey! Wait a minute. This is WHAT year?? 2011?
No, that's impossible. Wasn't it just a year ago, maybe two, that we were all waiting for the New Millenium? Sure, just a couple of years ago. The ATM's were gonna go down. Airplanes were gonna crash. Our computers were to be rendered useless. So what's this 2011 stuff? What has happened to the past 8 or 9 years?
Somebody, I'm convinced, is screwing around with Time. Like putting it on Fast Forward, throwing more coal in the boiler, shifting into high and putting the pedal to the metal. It's probably terrorists, or people on Wall Street, or Republicans, or maybe aging hippies who have finally entered that 4th or 5th dimension now that all the drugs have kicked in. Whoever it is, I don't appreciate it.
I want Time to slow down to a crawl. Even during winter. I want to be able to enjoy lots more hikes with my wife and dogs, good pasta and salads at Italian restaurants, pieces of Godiva dark chocolate, episodes of Dexter and Walking Dead, performances by the St. Louis Symphony, new movies that have an honest-to-God plot and characters that I care deeply about. And Time to write a few more posts on my blog, and maybe even another book.
So I guess I've arrived at my thought for this year. Slow down. What's the hurry? We're all going to get there. Let's not be out of breath when we do.