Time is a Construct
The other day, in a professional context, I was asked what I was most proud of over the past two years. "Two years?" I thought to myself. "Wait, how long have we been in COVID? How old even am I right now? Where was I two years ago? What day is TODAY?!"
And today, of all days, is one of those dates where all of us who were alive can be asked the question "Where were you that day?" knowing full well we can all answer that question. Twenty years? How can it be twenty years when it was only yesterday, when it was a lifetime ago?
Almost everything we use to define our human existence is a construct of some sort - subjective at best. But the truth is that, no matter how constructed or how subjective it may be, we feel nothing so keenly as the passage of time. All this to say, it's a big serious day and we're a small, silly podcast - and we miss you. We are wishing you well. We are looking forward to coming back with vigor, excitement, and fun stories to share soon.
Just to commiserate, if I'm honest, the thing I'm most proud of over the past two years in the largest sense is keeping my sense of humor, and this podcast is part of that. And twenty years ago we had just returned from our first adult vacation. We had made a "big breakfast" feast and were preparing to watch movies and unpack from the trip all day when every channel shifted to news that was impossible to process, impossible to look away from. That day changed me. I will never forget.
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