Does this apply to you? I had one of those "A-ha" moments when I read this not that long ago. I thought everyone dealt with time in intervals, From x to y, The Maxwell Years, the four years we were stationed here, the 2 there, the time I lived alone.They are usually pragmatic about the present, skeptical about the future, solipsistic about the past, and their preferred time and place are the interval and the intersection.
For those of you who do prefer intervals do you actually see time? As long as I can remember I've had an image of a calendar year in my mind, a circle, skewed with July (number 7) at the bottom because that was "summer" and it marked a change of time (End of School, Birthday, Summer). I can see which day of the week August 3rd is, or December 18th - for this year, for a few back, for a few forward.
These intervals are how I remember things that happened in the past; where did I live, where was I on that circle? I've found I need to use these tricks because my ability to remember things that happened in the past is horrible. My husband can remember every extra who had 2 seconds of time onscreen in the movie "Heat" and I barely remember who the main stars were. "Hey do you remember when we did this last summer?" NO. I don't. (And why does he?)
I can remember things that are very important, but small things that happen on a day to day basis get washed away. Is this part of living in the interval? Or am I a freak?