“Forever has no meaning when you’re living in the moment. I wasn’t ready for that moment to end.”Ellen Hopkins
I have reflected on this quote for a little while. I think it catches the tension between living in the present – not letting today pass you by – whilst having an eye on tomorrow. And even the forever.
The risk of assessing every decision and emotion through the filter of forever can leave us paralysed to inaction. Is this the ‘right’ choice? Is this the “A” plan? Thinkers like me can agonise over scenarios and their implications until we are unwilling to enter the arena. Sometimes I would like to let go of the weight of responsibility I sense for the choices we are making. Every day.
But the call of tomorrow and our forever is not only a constraint. A weight. It is a song and a whisper to live our finest life. To see ahead. To make plans and decisions that will balance the future with hope and contentment. A joy of its own.
I want to have both. I want to love my todays and anticipate my tomorrows. For I cannot deny that my forever is caught up in both.