Imagining the future is a kind of nostalgia. (...) You spend your whole life stuck in the labyrinth, thinking about how you'll escape it one day, and how awesome it will be, and imagining that future keeps you going, but you never do it. You just use the future to escape the present. [John Green, Looking for Alaska]
It’s obvious to pretty much everyone that we DO live for tomorrow and base that on yesterday. We are all so well-honed in this practise that when we have to BE Present Right Here and Right Now, it’s a struggle, like drawing with our wrong hand.
I am learning, slowly, and perhaps too late in my own game, to marinate in each day and let its juice permeate me. It’s still a stretch and I catch myself BEing in a hurry far too much, yet little by slowly I am coming round.
At some point, you just pull off the Band-Aid, and it hurts, but then it's over and you're relieved. [John Green, Looking for Alaska]
Sometimes Life is like pulling off the Band-Aid. There is that moment of hesitation and fear, then the decision, and finally, the pulling off. So much [too much??!] thinking goes into it. Afterward it can feel like you are in a strange place. Alone.
I love you, Currie