Humans like to mark time . . . per our current system, and based on an arbitrary starting point, we are noting the passing of half a year. We call this year 2014, but that too is an arbitrary number mired in superstition.
And why do we put so much stock on the passage of time? Why are people so interested in marking anniversaries? Is it because we are aware of our own mortality? Heck; we don’t really need to track our aging process . . . mirrors and getting out of bed in the morning are ample reminders of the passage of time.
Time, and the tracking of it, was important to farmers, hunters, and sailors. But the realities of modern life are such that few of us are planting crops, need to know when certain species are migrating, or navigate by manually calculating our position on the world using time and star charts.
Then again, perhaps I’m overthinking it. Perhaps people track time so as not to miss any one of many important and worthwhile reality shows. Or perhaps they want to live vicariously by following some sport team or another.
About the worst reason I know to track time has to do with the jobs we choose to help us accumulate all too-little money to feed out consumerism and attraction to shiny stuff.
Whatever the reason, half a year (and a tad) has slipped through our fingers even as they desperately try to hold back some of that time. It’s new calendar time.
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Note that clicking “Save Image” will download the resampled image (640×954, 72dpi) WordPress created for the post. Suitable for viewing on the screen, but not suitable for printing.
“Save link as” downloads the native size of 11×17, 300dpi, but can be printed smaller. Printing larger may have mixed results depending on how knowledgeable you are.
Of course, saving is not required . . . one can just ignore the post. If you are adventuresome, and it does not work, let me know, and I’ll try to fix whatever WordPress screwed up.
Disclaimers: I do not guarantee accuracy of the calendar. My general understanding of time is limited to it being (mostly) an arbitrary demarcation of the unidirectional flow of existence. Many instances in my life have demonstrated to me the disconnect between any hard measure of intervals of time, and the perception of said time intervals.
I just realized each of this year’s previous calendars had one month listed as 2013 . . . and no one noticed. Then again, I did not notice either.
The important thing is we’re all still here.
Remember, you don’t have to use the calendar portion . . . you can cut out the bottom part, and you have a picture to hang on your wall.
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