Which got me thinking about the relativity time. I had dinner with some old friends the other night, and we started reminiscing about some old colleagues, some old music, some old events, and nobody could recall exactly when anything happened.
At which point my friend Bill offered up his Theory of Time:
If you think something happened five years ago, it actually happened eight years ago. If you think it was ten years ago, it was actually 15 years ago. And if you think something occurred 20 years ago, it really happened 30 years ago.
And that brings up Tom's Corollary:
The corollary covers the age of your children. When your son or daughter is two years old, you think they are two years old. When they're five, you think they are five. But by the time they turn ten, the slippage of time begins to kick in: When they're ten, you think they are eight. Then when they're 15, you think of them as 12. When they turn 20, you think they're 15.
When they're 25, you think they're still 17. When they're 30, you still think they're 17.
Maybe it changes when you get grandchildren. I don't know. I don't have grandchildren. But I do have a 30-year-old daughter. And if you ask me, I would swear ... she's 17.