Alternating between positive and negative, good and bad – everyone forms little judgments about others, and about themselves, as if those are the measuring tools; opposites, extremes and contradictions.
But how about a different reference point? Before, and after. Past, and future. Now, and future. Each can be different, can trend better, or worse … or no change at all. Neither bad, better or great – just what is behind separated from what is in front. Windshield v. rear-view mirror.
I can remember in the finest detail the births of my children and the deaths of my parents – the coming and the going. I can remember easily your Dad – softest hands and heart. You were lucky to be his son. S #3, SA, Edmonton, AB
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