My reading on most recent Fridays has included “The Essential List: The Week’s Best Stories,” an e-mail newsletter from the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC). Today’s edition, under the usual subject heading FUTURE, has an article on “What we get wrong about time.” (link here)
It’s part of a series about how to think about things — wow, Serious stuff for a Friday! I’m there!
You may read the article and its own links to physics and psychology articles at the link. But stay here a moment, if you will — a moment of your time, of course — to consider ways we talk about time (and, in the parentheses, react to those ways).
The year’s almost over. (Hooray, in too many ways.)
What an unforgettable time. (No matter how hard I try.)
I remember. (Not what you remember, but hey, let’s try talking about what “really” happened.)
I had forgotten about that until… (the Christmas music played, I saw a decoration, I found an address that doesn’t get a card this year).
Should auld acquaintance be forgot
and never brought to mind?
(Of course not!)
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