9-9-09: A sense of loss

Today is the last day for a century/millenia (depending on how you look at it)  that we will have a day that reads like this. 9-9-09 And yet, that doesn’t really matter. Nothing is happening today that won’t happen this time next year, except for maybe the sales on weddings, and a fanatical speech on health care. All the same, many of us feel a sense of loss today. It’s the *last* day. There won’t be another chance.

These phrases ring true with us because advertising companies have convinced us not to waste these sorts of opportunities. But today, there was nothing we could buy to take advantage of keeping the day forever, before the chance was lost. The “chance” to do nothing in particular. So today becomes tomorrow, and in spite of all of this….

I feel like I’ve lost something.


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