Living the past is a dull and lonely business; looking back strains the neck muscles, causing you to bump into people not going your way. ~Edna Ferber (1885-1968), American novelist
I can’t transport myself to the future, except when I escape in the pages of a spectacular novel.
And I know I can’t go back to days past. But I’ve wasted hours looking over my shoulder at days gone by, rethinking things I said and I did — and things others’ said and did.
The only result? A serious case of virtual neck strain.
Living now requires looking around at what’s happening this minute. Knowing where I’m headed — and yes, not forgetting those tough lessons learned along the way. “Now” means walking with people who are headed my way. Sometimes I’m fitting my feet into the the footprints of those who’ve forged a path ahead of me. And sometimes I’m breaking a trail all my own.
In Your Words: Where are you living — the past? Or are you living your “now”? Are you bumping into people heading the wrong way or breaking a trail all your own?