Friday, January 15, 2016

Dealing from Our Deck

First David Bowie, then Alan Rickman and now PJ Mara! As someone of the same vintage as myself once remarked: 'God is dealing from our deck'.

I think it's more than just a case of 'boomer hysterics' as Laura Perrins describes the (over-)reaction to Bowie's death (though I think she's partly right). No, for me it follows on from the common observation that a year can seem an eternity to a young child because one year is so long relative to his or her short life so far.  Likewise it follows that a year to someone, shall we say, 'past the halfway mark' is also long relative to what remains of his or her life. 

So if it's not too late, let me wish you a full and happy New Year, that is, all 365 366 days of them...

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