If the name David Faustino has any sort of resonance with you, the news that he turns 40 today will almost certainly fill you with a sense of dread and the realization that where once your potential spread itself out against an infinite skyline, now your visual metaphor for the days you have remaining resembles something small and fragile and insistent, like the kitchen timer you would see up on the counter that you were too small to reach. The plans you left off for the future? Abandon them. The goals you thought you had world enough and time to achieve? Do your best to dismiss and discard them, as difficult as that may seem. Moments ago David Faustino was a young boy on television; now he is 40. How many hours are left to you? How quickly will you use them up? Try not to blink; once you do they’ll be gone.