15.59, Monday 15 Oct 2001

"I feel the need to say something suitably momentous. But what? I've no idea. It could sound trite, or meaningless. Best recycle old catchphrases, old ideas, in the hope of snagging some kind of deeper meaning simply by the virtue of history."

And then I think: Can history be a virtue? Why is time passing a Good Thing? How can we say that getting older is great, unless it's because otherwise we'd go crazy from the inevitability? Hey, from age comes wisdom. Hey, it's lucky if a bird shits on your head. Hey, if you die you'll live forever. Hello? Hello? Hello?

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