April 28, 2011
Approximately 34% of your life, or 26 years, is spent sleeping.
With the other 66% you will spend (approximately):
19 years of your life working and many of those at a job you hate.
8 years of your life shopping if you are a woman.
7 years of your life (mostly wasting it) in front of the television.
6 years of your life just eating.
5 years of your life waiting in lines or in traffic.
4 years of your life will be spent doing housework of one sort or another.
2 years of your life will be spent choosing something to wear and putting it on.
1 year of your life-span will literally pass while you are on the toilet.
You will spend but 2 weeks of your life kissing someone, and less than that the someone that you actually love.
At best, perhaps you will spend 7 uninterrupted days of your life making love to another person.
The point is this “ Your life is mostly made up of years upon years waiting for what amount to a handful of memorable moments.
Whenever I listen to someone denigrate New Year’s Eve, Births, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Graduations, or singular events such as the Royal Wedding I am quite tempted to rejoin, “And what pray tell are you saving your life for?”
I am the last to argue that some of these things are not “manufactured moments” or events that have been hyped to some degree.
Yet these are the moments we have, and those who casually miss them with smug superiority in hand I think do not quite realize what they do.
Today there is a magnificent, beautiful, raucous party being held in London.
Such is the stuff of life.
I pity those who intentionally chose to miss out on it.