NO PHOTO — nobody took shots at the fair.
In order to understand the phrase, “You’ve been around the block a billion times, and you’re still here to tell the tale”, you need a much bigger memory footprint than just one single lifetime or, more commonly, scattered random bits & pieces of unrecognized and unacknowledged memories, mostly semi-vivid recollections of events that took place in Safeway Supermarkets, Starbuck’s Drive-Throughs and assorted family events and birthday parties, although by no means all of them, your own included.
You’d have a very hard time constructing an abbreviated daily diary of last week, let alone the whole of your life. As a matter of fact, I’ll bet dollars to donuts that you can’t reconstruct your activites on a year-by-year basis from the time you were 3 years old (more than enough time to notice your environment) to the present time. Continue reading