[LMB] OT: its a sign...

Dorian E. Gray israfel at eircom.net
Tue Aug 7 22:28:59 BST 2007

Elizabeth said...
> I feel actually a little embarrassed about looking old like this when, as 
> everyone who knows me
> can attest, I'm really only about 15 still and struggling to act like an 
> adult.  My outward and
> inward realities don't match any more.

Mine haven't matched for years!

I am, slowly, growing up in my mind.  I spent a long time being 17, and then 
I realised that I was probably about 23, and now I think I'm about 27. 
(I'll actually be 38 on Sunday.)  I might manage, mentally, to hit 40 by the 
time I die, but I'm not counting on it.

In fact, I think the only reason I think I'm as old as 27 is that I remember 
so well how paralysingly shy I was at 17, and now I actually am capable of 
going to social events where I know no-one and *not* hiding in the corner 
going "waah, scary!"  (Though this ability still surprises me.)

Until the sky falls on our heads...

Dorian E. Gray
israfel at eircom.net

"Never interrupt your enemy when he is making a mistake."
- Napoleon Bonaparte 

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