September 3rd, 2007
You Cannot See the Future in a Mirror
I saw the title as a file name when I browsed through my own directories – Why browsing? Don’t know. But I didn’t recognize this and opened it – Look at that – empty. I must have liked the title as an epigram and it says something worth thinking about. A little bit like driving with your eyes fixed on the rear view mirror, but less dangerous.
Is my future me already in the moment? I mean, it’s probably better than tea leaves or Channel 50. If my face in the mirror lets me see through my eyes into my soul, it probably can show my future.
Here’s how I can best see my future - I look at my wife and children. I look at my good friends and my important acquaintances – people with whom I feel free to communicate. I look at my current reading list and the courses I’m taking (none? – tsk, tsk.)
I used to think I should look at my age and bank statement – but that is really foolish. It denies the reality of life. Tomorrow is always brand new until one day it ain’t there.
Where’s yours? Incidentally, my talent is tipping the universe in your favor.
Living in the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causes you to bump into people not going your way.
Edna Ferber (1887-1968)
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Creating Today - A daily journal on creativity
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