“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”
The weekly photo challenge, “Future Tense” presented me with an interesting opportunity for introspection. My photo above, for example, was taken just last week as spring arrived on Kiawah. It would seem on the surface to promise development into a lovely pine tree branch, or perhaps even a new tree. But what if the birds eat it? Or it falls off the branch to the ground? Or someone decides to use it in a beautiful flower arrangement on their dining room table?
The thing about the future is that we have no way to know what it holds. There is an old Yiddish proverb that says “Man plans, God laughs.” Yes we can do everything possible to help determine our own futures, but at the end of the day, there is always the element of chance lurking in the background. So for me, it’s learning from the past and living in the present. Planning for the future of course, but knowing part of the fun is dealing with whatever surprises await around the corner. Good, bad or indifferent, count me in!
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