“The list of things I used to be is longer than the list of things I am…”
Dessa, from the song “Mineshaft”
When this lyric flew through the wire from my computer to my headphones, out of the cans and into both sides of my head, I wondered pretty instantly if that was a statement I could actually claim. Initially, I would say yes.
And then I thought, “Well, surely you are a great many things…”
Barring the actual attempt to list the many things that I am vs. the very many things I used to be, I’m not sure I fully know.
Which begs the question:
Is the list of things you used to be longer than the list of things you are?