December 13, 2002
Only a week until I turn 40 now. I'm not going to got into crisis mode; not like when I turned 30. Even so I can feel it looming slightly. It irks me that such an arbitrary milestone should concern me in anyway, but I think it's just that aging in general nibbles at the conscience and it's easy to make those big zeroes at the end of 40, 50 etc. focal points. Like a big fat odometer clicking over the years until your next major service. Like way stations, perhaps, where you stop to look back at the view.