Yesterday - Today - Tomorrow
At any moment in our lives we can look back, over our shoulders, at all the yesterdays we have experienced. We can recall, often with great clarity, the things we did and the feelings we felt and the people we knew. Sometimes we have photographs that prove we were there and that we lived and experienced those things we recall.
We can look at today and know how we will use it, if our plans are played out as we hope they will be. We can mold it. We can share it and taste it. We can simply wander through it with no plan at all. We can even take photographs of ourselves doing the living of it. We can use it up however we please to do. And then we wave it good-bye as it becomes our most recent yesterday and we turn forward toward tomorrow.
In one split-second, at midnight, tomorrow shoots 24 hours away from our grasp like a frightened squid leaving before us a dark, inky cloud and we find ourselves facing yet another today.
No matter how many yesterdays we have already experienced and piled up behind us it becomes clear that we have, to use as we will, only today. This day. Today.
We will never have tomorrow. Tomorrow is always just out of our reach. Tomorrow is to dream about and wonder about. Tomorrow is to imagine. No one has photographs of tomorrow.
Tomorrow never comes.
Today is all we will ever have - one long endless today.
What will we do with it?