The future may be near…
…but at this moment, the past seems even closer.
So much has happened the last years. Some was very good, some was good, most was OK and some moments really, really sucked.
Unfortunately, it’s those moments that are still fresh in our memories. And those moments are the ones we really need to prevent from happening in the future. Because they hurt and cut you and leave the biggest, ugliest scars. And once you’re scarred, it will stay on you. It will stay with you. And at times, it may even haunt you.
For this blog, I want to write something different, but with this topic. So I will try to write a fictional blog this time, which will hopefully reflect my trye thoughts and ideas on the topic of time, past, present and future.
She sat down in her old rocking chair. The weather was hot and humid and on the patio she slowly rocked to the beat of the music playing in the background. A small breeze catched her hair every now and then and she welcomed the freshness. She slowly started to slip into a dream, rocking and humming the tune on the radio.
This dream felt so real. She could even smell the air a lovely flowery smell, spring was here. But where was here? It didn’t look at all like any surroundings she knew. There was music in the background but nothing like she had ever heard before. Some people were coming her way. When they were closer she could see their clothes, bags, sunglasses. Nothing like she had ever seen before. It scared her a little bit.
She saw a small town centre ahead and decided to go there. There must have been something that she could connect with. Slowly she became more aware of so many things she couldn’t place. Even the people sounded like they were talking a whole different language, even though some words did sound familiar.
At last, she found a shop where newspapers were sold. She picked one up, surprised at all the colors in it, and checked the date. What?! This was so wrong, it could not be right. The date showed her that she was in the future, almost 60 years ahead of where she was.
There was a loud crackle and she woke up. Startled, she looked around. Everything was like she left it, even though she never really left. It was how real the dream had seemed.
Every night she kept hoping she would get back into that world, back to that dream she once had on the patio. She almost became obsessed with the things she had seen and for a long time people thought she had lost her mind.
Years came and went. She had a family, the old radio became a tape player and the music changed a lot. The papers even started printing in color. All the things she had seen in her dreams slowly became reality.
The sad thing is, she had spend so much time thinking about the dream, thinking about the future…that she missed out on so many lovely things in the present. Her dreams came true, but at what cost?
Some people say you should not dwell in the past. But you can’t just look at the future either. You need a balance, the past should never totally be forgotten, but it also should not compromise things that may happen in the future. Making plans can be awesome, looking forward to it and holding onto it in harder times. But when you make too many plans for a too far away future, it may be hard to enjoy the present. As things happening right here and now, they might be not that awesome as the things you are looking forward to. But they may be worth it all the same, if you only allow them to become improtant by living less in the far away future and more in the present.
Let the past guide you, save you from making stupid mistakes (again) and be a wise teacher. Let the here and now sometimes overwhelm you, stand still to notice the smells, the sun, wind and rain. And your future plans, as awesome as they may be, don’t let them sidetrack you from the path you’re on now, towards that future.
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