Monday, January 3, 2011

The "today" issue

Today I realised something while looking at photos of my old classmates. I'm stuck in time, looking like I'm 16 years old, expecting everyone to never change as well. I'm sure it would be hard for me to accept change if it hit me like a train.

The trouble with "today" is that I keep thinking about yesterday. "Yesterday" was good, it was cool, I had friends, people read my poems and my dad was still around. I was also the social failure and ugly duckling who had no clue what a little girl should do. But I still showed everyone at school... I showed them, heh!

Today is a very funny thing, like the rabbit in Alice's dream. Blink and you miss it. Spend your whole life chasing after it, only to find out it had always been there with you.

Such insane nonsense, right? Now you're looking forward to getting off work, meeting the love of your life, getting married, being successful, etc etc etc. Hi, have you met my future self? I'm going to be awesome, just wait!

It's not that hard to keep looking forward to things, but it can be very addictive. Like chocolate. Or ice-cream. Or better yet, chocolate ice-cream. Too bad it makes you fat and some people will even notice it and laugh at you. Ha ha.

Personally, I really enjoy the today. It's nice and it's fun and it's all home-made. Would you care for a glass?


Carpe diem.

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