(n) In skydiving, the optical illusion that the ground is abruptly rushing up to meet you.
Yesterday I got a similar effect when I made the old joke about being 21 again and then realised that it is nearly the 21st anniversary of me making that joke for the first time! It cannot be 21 years since I was 21, I can remember it like it was yesterday, in fact better than yesterday, yesterday always seems to be a bit of a blur. I sat back at my desk and considered the past 21 years that have just slipped by, where had all that time gone, what had I really accomplished over those 21 years, how did I end up here. The answer is quite simple, I have spent most of the time living for the day, I’m not a great planner, I’m more likely to react to a situation than plan for it, I seem to have just meander through life taking decision when forced on me, just going with the flow and have now woken up to the fact I’m not where I want to be. That’s not to say I’m unhappy, far from it, the bulk of my life is great, but I’m sat doing a job surrounded by 20 year olds and I feel I should be doing something more.
The funny thing is that I never felt 21 at the time, I always felt a lot younger, perhaps that was part of my problem, I never got older, while my body did.
Q: How long does a skydiver have to open his parachute once he's jumped out of the plane?
A: The rest of his life.
Now playing: Alanis Morissette - You Learn
Wednesday, January 7, 2009