“Ein und swanzig”, “drei und swanzig”, “Big Mac and fries”, “Bob’s your uncle”, “tempus fugit”. If you start counting the seconds, you’ll soon go nuts. “La pendule au salon qui dit ‘oui’, qui dit ‘non’, qui nous attend.” Time ticks on, and there’s nothing we can do about it. I knew you’d like to learn that.

Kids and people the better side of thirty never wonder how much time they have left. People my age, hitting eighty, do. I don’t. I’ve got too much to do to worry about how much time I have left to do it. God, life is great, as long as it lasts ! And mine has been a lot of fun. It will soon be over, but I’m in no hurry to see it end. Que serà, serà. Now I have to get back to writing something a little less trite. Carpe diem, mates; let’s get on with it.