Our Hyperbolic and Non-Intersecting Lives
This Thanksgiving was a little different for me that my usual, mainly because of my work schedule and injury.
But I did manage to see my family and my buddy WM who came on Thanksgiving with a homemade baked carrot cake. Hung out with him and the fam for a while before heading back to my pad that night.
Had to go because of my work schedule. Was actually all over Queens and Brooklyn the morning of Thanksgiving and then on an industrial farm the day after Thanksgiving and then off to the Jerz to see the wife’s fam.
As I was driving along and alone, thought about algebra, coordinate geometry, and the idea of non-intersecting lines. (it’s what I do). Essentially, if you have two lines which never intersect, they can get ridiculously close but never actually touch – and this goes on into infinity.
Though about that in relation to my leg. Feel much better now but the injury plus my age makes me think that, while I’ll get close to how it use to be, I’ll never get there.
It’s slightly sad, but more just a fact of life and something that I suppose I’ll accept one day.
On another point, it’s the opposite of my concept of venn diagrams, where people intersect in your life and some stay and some leave.
But now there are also those that leave and kinda stay – like via Facebook, blogs, or random email – but you never intersect with again.
I see them get older, get married, have families, but not really. Our lives are simply hyperbolically non-intersecting.
It’s slightly sad, but more just a fact of life and something that I suppose I’ve accepted.
Location: getting ready to have some (more) leftovers
Music: Went to the Apollo, you should’ve seen ’em go go go
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