The Future. Funny how our view of it changes as time moves on, my dear girl. When I was an adolescent, I used to spend day after day reading Robert Heinlein, Ray Bradbury, George Orwell and Kurt Vonnegut, all the time thinking about the future. Yep, complete fiction, but the possibilities back then were both scary and exciting. Well, so far, the “Future” hasn’t quite turned out the way I envisioned it when I was looking at it with a child’s imagination.
Is it just me, or aren’t we all still waiting for something incredibly good to happen on a global scale? World peace, an end to the Big C or just plain and simple human happiness. Things just out of reach that keep us stretching forward, wanting to live another day. One more peace treaty, one more day in the research lab, one more anything. The line and the prize always inching further away.
Well, all I can say is let’s not totally miss out on the beauty of today and forget to recall the precious “little things” of yesterday in all this anticipation of tomorrow. The Future is coming, and we get to peer briefly at it, out the corner of our eyes, when we wake again each morning, before it moves on yet again. Today, we just get to live another day and try our best to do it well.
I miss you, my girl.