Escape velocity is the speed at which the kinetic energy of an object is equal to the magnitude of its gravitational potential energy. It is the speed needed to "break free" from a gravitational field without any additional impulse. (So, it's a speed rather than a velocity? Which explains why it's called a velocity. Oh my brain.)
But what it is today is a metaphor. It takes some energy to launch a life. It takes, apparently, quite a lot of energy. And the hardest part is launching the damn rocket the first inch off the launch pad. You guys mostly get the credit for that in my life.
Never fear. I'll take credit where credit is due ;) I'm getting better at that. I'm getting better at defending my turf, at standing my ground, AND at flying. But the getting me off my launch pad -that's you.
So, it's time to have another party. A thank-you party. A celebration. And a birthday party.
Last year, my birthday party was a cold sterile affair. I didn't know why yet, but of course now I do. This year it's going to be a thing of joy -in spite of the rather tragic number attached to this birthday. You're all invited and I hope you come.
It's Friday at 7 at my house. Be there! I've escaped the black hole where I was a year ago. I really have. It turns out that Dave is the kind of guy women get over ;) It turns out that I can have a life that is exciting and shiny and new. Please let me thank you for that. Come on over!