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16 March 2014 @ 11:42 am
Long ago, and (not) so very far away  
On Thursday's Daily Show, which I watched last night, Anita Hill observed that the Clarence Thomas hearings were 20 years ago, so an entire generation has grown up since then. I did the math and twitched; university and the early 1990s don't seem all that long ago.

Then, today, in an email inviting me to a musical performance, the sender notes, "We are writing to you because the Concert Choir program from April 1994 indicates that it was just 20 years ago that you sang in a performance of that work in the same venue."

Who comes up with the phrasing "it was just 20 years ago that you" anything? (Given the specificity of the scenario, it doesn't even appear to be a form letter gone awry.)

As odd as Anita Hill's statement made me feel, it's a natural feeling: Time flies. This email just makes me boggle.


For your musical accompaniment to this post, please enjoy Pink Floyd's "Time"
Tired of lying in the sunshine, staying home to watch the rain
You are young and life is long and there is time to kill today
And then one day you find ten years have got behind you
No one told you when to run, you missed the starting gun
followed by The Beatles' "Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band"
It was twenty years ago today
Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play
They've been going in and out of style ...

And yes, the title is a hat-tip to "Superstar" by the Carpenters, because I'm ooooooold. (lol)

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E.T. Davidoffvettecat on March 17th, 2014 05:45 pm (UTC)
Oh, yes. It stuns me when I think about how long ago certain events were, how long I've known certain people (hi!), etc....
sings and wanders: violavioletcheetah on March 17th, 2014 06:37 pm (UTC)
The Thundering Horde have known one another for over half my life.
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