Here’s a quote, from somebody who recently joined my therapy groups:
Time exists so that everything doesn’t happen all at once.
Space exists so that everything doesn’t happen just to me.
Last year, around this time, I published the post Day 96: What was the last post about, anyway?, which was “dedicated to my friend, Jeanette, because it’s her birthday today.” That post included:
- the first appearance of the Pat Metheny tune “Are you going with me?” and
- probably not the first appearance of a blatant mistake in these posts, because it was NOT Jeanette’s birthday.
As I explained last year, I have trouble remembering the exact date of Jeanette’s birthday. I always remember that it’s in early April, but the actual date eludes me.
It’s time to check last year’s posts to re-discover the real time for Jeanette’s birthday.
Okay! Day 99: Importance and unimportance, continued tells me that it’s April 9.
Let’s see if I can make the time, right now, to fix that important information into my brain. I tend to think that Jeanette’s birthday is April 6. It’s not. It’s April 9. 9 is 6 upside down. For some reason, I’m topsy turvy about Jeanette’s birthday. Perhaps that’s because things felt turned upside down for me, when Jeanette moved away from Boston, several years ago. So that makes sense.
That helps me to remember that I confuse 6 and 9, for Jeanette’s birthday. How to remember 9 over 6?
How about with this joke?
Q. Why is 6 afraid of 7?
A. Because 7 8 9.
Nah, that’s not going to do it. Maybe I’ll just remember it’s 9, because 9 is later than 6, and I’ll remember that I made the mistake of being too early, last year.
I think it’s time to ask this question: Is anybody still with me?
In any case, it’s time to be in the moment, today, which is neither April 6 nor April 9, but rather April 4.
What’s significant about today? Well, it’s the home opener for the Red Sox!
Also, I’m leaving, today, for a weekend trip.
I’m glad I can take the time, this morning, to celebrate both those things.
Today, I will be traveling through space, via train, to meet …
Jeanette! I’m so glad she’s going with me, on this weekend adventure.
What’s THE most unlikely space for a Bostonian to pick, for a reunion, on Red Sox Opening Weekend?
Yes, Jeanette and I are meeting in NYC. Guess where I found that photo? Space.com.*
It’s time to finish this spacey post, people!
Thanks to Jeanette, to people and teams from Boston, New York, etc., and to you — of course! — for making the time and space to be here, today.
* Take time to visit that website if you’re curious about how NYC would look out in space, on another planet.**
** As if it isn’t, already.