Wednesday, February 15, 2006
A different sort of clock
I find it interesting how my perspective on time has changed within the last couple of days. My mental calendar leading up to the birth has changed from a sense of time and date (Eden's due date is the 21st; Sarah could go into labor any day now) to more of a time-object relationship. I open the fridge and think, "I'll have a daughter before this gallon of milk is gone." I drive to work and think, "I'll have a daughter before I need to fill up again." I play some Halo 2 and think, "I'll only be able to pwn Randolph and Chach 32 more times before I have a daughter." (That's not actually true; I should be able squeeze in at least 50 before Eden comes.)
It gives the birth a whole new sense of exciting, uncertain, impending immediacy.