Saturday, 19 November 2011

Seven Times Seven

Rudolf Steiner said that human development is based upon seven year cycles.  There is even a myth which says that each cell in your body renews every seven years.  Whilst these are clearly the fuddlings of unscience,  I am seven times seven at the moment - 49.  And it sounds so much more fun to say that my life change is the result of mystical cycles than to say it's a mid-life crisis.

I've always thought I'm quite good in a crisis anyway.  Rather than panic, I become still.  When my brother got his finger shut in a door in 1975, it was me who phoned an ambulance and held his finger-tip on, while others were in hysteria.

I reserve my panic attacks for things like being stuck in Hamleys behind a herd of ambling Spanish tourists. Anyway, if it all goes wrong, I shall just sit quietly and wait until I turn 50.  And then go on a SAGA holiday.


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  3. Hmmm... having made a few life changing decisions at the age of 35, I'd rather go with your mystical cycles explanation than the mid-life crisis option.

  4. Funnily enough I was thinking about the seven year thing the other day - I've got three more years to my next one but I do think I am changing a lot of late. Maybe Steiner wasn't very good with numbers?

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