Awareness of the outside world. Space.com: Behold! This is the first photo of the Milky Way’s monster black hole Sagittarius A*, Cooper, 1 day ago (12 May).
Recently, someone asked how long I’d been messing with horses. Depends when you start counting.
First pony ride, Bucky, 1968?, age five-ish, 54? years ago. [Aunt Faity]
First summer camp, with riding as one of the activities, 1970, age seven, 52 years ago. [Counter Factual]
First horse-specific summer camp, horse care as one of the activities, 1973, age ten, 49 years ago. [Flashback]
First leased horse, began hanging out at barns on the regular. 1978, age fifteen, 44 years ago.
First horse, 1982, age nineteen, 40 years ago. [The Unexpected, photo]
I generally count from when I started leasing, which is when horses went from a summer activity to year-round.
How about you? How long? How do you count?