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Wednesday, May 11, 2016

TGO Challenge 2016

Where did that year go. I don't even think i have read all the blog posts about the 2015 crossings yet. Time stands still for no man, the saying says, and it seems to speed up the older i get. Why this happens i am not sure.
But it is now upon us, like it or not, ready or not. The stalwarts will have all the gear packed and improved on from many previous crossings whilst first timers will be checking and re-checking and will probably have some apprehension of what may lie ahead.
The good thing about the Challenge is the assistance you get from other challengers, the organising folk and from the general public.
Getting to the end is a magic feeling which has to be experienced.
So to all 2016 Challengers, may the sun God be with you and enjoy yourselves. That's the main thing.


9 comments:

QDanT said...

Time stands still for no man, the saying says, and it seems to speed up the older i get. Why this happens i am not sure.

When you're 10 years old 1 year is a 1/10th of your life, when you're 65 1 year is 1/65 of your life, it's all about fractions. 1/65th seems to go 6.5 times faster ;-)

John Sanderson said...

My take on time going faster is all about new experiences. Experiences are what we remember, and when you look back at the past it's your experiences that mark out the passage of time. The first time you went backpacking, the first time you heard that song, that time you fell off your bike.
When you're young everything is new and life is full of fresh experience, so when you look back on young life it's crammed full of stuff, and time appears to go slowly. But the older you get, the less new experiences there are to mark out the past year, so it appears to wizz past. We never remember the mundane, so that time disappears.

AlanR said...

Nice one Danny.

AlanR said...

So my life is mundane! If only i could remember which bits. Ha. Thanks John.

afootinthehills said...

Hi Alan

Be happy that the years seem to pass faster. People who are lonely, depressed, have few interests find time drags. I've often heard of people retiring and taking other jobs 'because time is dragging'

Anyway time is relative: as Einstein said, 'put your hand on a hot stove for a minute and it seems like an hour. Sit with a pretty girl for an hour and it seems like a minute'. Not PC in today's terms but true!!

AlanR said...

Hi Gibson,
True. People often ask me "do you not get bored retiring early" and the answer is "i hardly have the time to think about it". I never get bored and as they say, Life is too short to worry about it.
Only the other day i had to say to my daughter, We won't see you now until the end of June. And it's only 225 days till Christmas Day.
And i bet Einstein did neither of those sayings.

John J said...

"The good thing about the Challenge is the assistance you get from other challengers..."
Spot on Alan!

Dawn Linney said...

Well said Alan.

AlanR said...

Cheers Dawn.

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