In “About a Boy,” Hugh Grant´s character has so much time in his hands that he decides to divide it in units of 30 minutes. Shower, 1 unit. Hair cut, 2 units. Playing pool, 5 units.
I suspect that my unit of time is 4 months. Not to repeat what I said about this last year, let us have a look at 2008.
We now begin the fourth month of the current year. I spent the first of these four months in Brasília. The second I spent in Canada, and now it´s been a month already since I returned to Brasília. At the end of this month, I go to Canada again, this time to spend a bit longer there. Did you guess how long? Four months.
My year of 2008 will therefore be neatly divided into three units of four months: the first unit going to and fro, the second to, and the third, fro. Curious, isn´t it? Or is it that I too have too much time on my hands?