The Olympic Games open tonight after a deluge of media coverage drowning any other information. At my tube station an announcement on a loop advises me that I should seek another way of travelling to the centre of London.
I remember 7 years ago before London won the bid how unconcerned I was with the games because 7 years seem such a long time ahead and I felt unsure of projecting myself in the future. I noticed before, this change in the perception of the future at the occasion of the New Year. I wonder if other old people experience this change of outlook on the future.