Wouldn’t it make much more sense we we thought of life as a spiral?
Here’s a few years on a calendar. Everything is evenly spaced.
But it doesn’t work like that. The older you are, the quicker the birthdays come and go. And Christmas and tax returns, MOTs, renewals, memberships…
It makes much more sense if our personal clocks experienced time as an ever-tightening spiral. Life runs pretty slowly for the first few years, but gradually, almost imperceptibly, things start to speed up, get closer together, pile on top of one another until, like water in a sink, we’re flushed out at the centre.