Last year when I bought a new shower curtain featuring Joan Crawford for (to me) a crazy amount of $125, I first started thinking about various patterns of life. Such as: In my adult life, I've probably changed out my shower curtain every 5 years or so. And, now that I'm 49, I've lived two-thirds of my life, and will probably have only 5 shower curtains left to go. That's it. I'll only see 5 more shower curtains in my life.
That kind of blew my mind. Reminded me of Charles Manson's jailhouse observation that, during the time he'd spent in prison, every single dog on earth had died. You don't think of it like that, but that's exactly how it is. Reality is hard-core.