Linking up again with Lisa-Jo for Five Minute Friday. Come play!
Five minutes. Just five minutes.
And today’s theme is…..”Backwards”.
There are times where I feel like all I do is look backwards. Like an elephant, my memory is long, and I sometimes seem to spend a lot of time looking back – to happy times, to things I’ve done wrong, to choices I’ve made. I reflect and ponder more than is healthy sometimes, and the ‘what ifs?’ can sometimes hang over my life like a little raincloud (cue images of Eeyore in Winnie The Pooh).
I think part of this is comforting, though. You see, the past is known. For good or for ill, we all know where we’ve been, what we’ve done, the decisions we’ve taken, the people we’ve loved, the words we wish we could come. Even with the things we regret, there’s a finality, a done-ness to things. Whereas the future is full of maybes, buts, ifs….
Ask someone about the past, and answers are often clear.
Talk about the future, and a million questions bloom up, like a bank of daffodils magical appearing on a spring morning.
The future contains all sorts of wonder, but is also unknowable, hard to pin down, a mystery to be solved, a test to face, a new ocean to traverse.
Kind of magical, right?
Have a great Friday!