From Jester To King LXXXVIII
By Simon Barget
GAME: take any moment in your life. Take that moment and find a quiet place to sit in and just have a little think about it and remember what it was like to be there, et cetera. Stick it in your mind’s eye. Then take present age in years, 56. Then assume now is now, 2020. Take that moment you reflected on and make a mental note of what age you were at the time. Subtract that age from current age to give you the time in years elapsed since that time. Examples: going up to university open day, Lancaster, 2013, age 19 and a quarter, current age 27, years elapsed 8. 2. Holiday in North Wales, (Rhyl and Denbigh), summer 1990, age then 9, age now, 39, years elapsed 30, and so on, or 3. Shopping in Waitrose yesterday, age 71, age today 71, years elapsed 0. Realise what it looks like now to have gone through X years. Realise the sensation will be the same when looking back in years to come. GAME OVER.