Tuesday, December 22, 2015

end of year musings.....

The future is always the enemy. We fight it. We provide for it. We fear it. We protect against it. We long for it to be better.

The past is always the friend. We reminisce about it. We romanticize it. We always think it was better.

The present almost doesn’t exist. It’s too fleeting. It exists mostly in our memory and in our anticipation of it.

The young mostly have anticipation and the old mostly have memories. Midlife is a time when you have memories and anticipation in equal measure. Perhaps that’s what mid life crisis is: a desire to make the anticipation better than the memory.

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