Tonight on this is your life, we have with us a man who was born on the 18th of July 1918, who spent three decades in prison for his beliefs, and went on to become President of South Africa… Aidan I this is your life.
Aidan: I think that Nelson Mandela’s File.
Host: Are you sure? Might be a bit young for 1918 I’ll concede I just assumed you drank a lot of tea. Have you spent any time in Robben island at all?
Aidan: Can we assume for the moment I haven’t?
Host: Ok; you weren’t by any chance born on June 14 1928, and a South American Rebel leader??
Aidan: Not quite…. Born August 82, does that help?
Host: Leane Rimes?
Aidan: Do I look like Leane Rimes?
Host: A little, maybe if you shaved we could read her file…Ok then who are you?
Host: well what’s so special about you?
Aidan: I’m nearly 25 is that something, I survived 25 years? Does that make me special?
Host: You survived puberty good for you.. Did you know Leane Rimes has sold over 37 million albums world wide?
Aidan: wow that’s cool. She turns 25 this year too.
Host: She did all that. what have you done?…
Aidan: Well I um, *hesitates* I got a degree? Does that count? Molecular Biology biochemistry?
Host: lets face it Universities are glorified babysitters. No real challenge there. No plethora of lovers?
Host: Guess that’s ok not really TV material
I am Approaching the quarter way mark I am wondering what have I done to deserve this life, have I done enough, do I have enough to show for it. Show much left undone, so many adventures lay ahead. I have a wonderful travelling partner who has made the last 3 years spectacular.
Maybe I am just getting old.