Time is relative

I find long periods of time quite difficult to visualise. Anything more than about six weeks, and it becomes "a long time", but without a comparator, it’s difficult to give it a frame of reference.

I’m looking forward to a big event due in about 75 days’ time. A little under eleven weeks. In order to picture this, I work back from today by the same amount of time and imagine a relatively memorable event that took place that many days ago. 67 days ago today, I took a trip to Newcastle on business. I can vividly remember that event, and it doesn’t seem that long ago at all, and that’s roughly how long I have to wait until the big event.

It would be good if I had a little app. that plucked the nearest such event from my Google Calendar to give me a comparator for any given date I’m eagerly awaiting.

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2 Responses to “Time is relative”

  1. Alan Strang on January 30th, 2007 04:34

    Well I am not looking forward to Harry Potter in the nude however many days out it may be.

  2. Art Vandelay on January 30th, 2007 06:20

    That’s the best response I’ve ever seen.

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