Future is no re-run of our past, yet lessons resonate from our past behavior …
Far away in time, perhaps in distance too – we’ve made mistakes. For me, one or two. OK, I’ve made many – but there are no lingering regrets about them. One or two – I’d like to ‘do-over’. Couple of missed-steps.
But, in those stumbles – ones we now recollect so clearly, so powerfully, there was no ‘decision of life altering magnitude’ on our plate. Mostly just a blur now – just stuff, back then. Important stuff, sure, but just stuff. Some knocked the stuffing out of me.
Looking over my shoulder – as if I could somehow peer back into my own darkness, see those moments again, speak to my then-self, offering advice. Like, ‘don’t be an idiot’ or ‘you will live to regret this moment’.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk with Gusta: 10C, 50F, sturdy breeze, clear pure unclouded sunshine – I can see forever if I’m always looking up; and perhaps today is no brighter than any other, but I see much further it seems; and we walked further, quite a long way. Gusta having toileting-troubles (maybe she ate too much brisket yesterday) – who cares what the reason, the longer walk produced great benefits --- and I’m flying with some great ideas …
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