Once again, I’ll speed through the creative process and prepare this post for future publication.
The future . . . most people think about it in an abstract kind of way. Often, it takes the form of “Should we order pizza for dinner?” or “September already? Where’s my September pair of underwear? August’s are beginning to ripen a bit.”
We occasionally make longer terms plans (like our cruise next year) and in that planning, there’s a tacit assumption we will roughly be the same then as we are now.
That’s certainly possible but likely, not. We’ll have had experiences between now and that future date and the sum of all experiences affect our thinking, who we are, how we see ourselves, and how we see others. Not that I’ll change my overall plans, but I might learn something that has me rethink specifics of that plan.
Making plans has a way of cementing who we are. Plans direct our experiences and thus put us on the path to being one certain type of person versus another.
I’m not the same person I was even a month ago because I’ve experienced stuff that likely had me change how I think about things, and what I pay attention to. Sometimes, I’m even aware of it but most of the time, not. Humans tend to see themselves as constant, seldom realizing the profound changes they undergo both physically and mentally. I have to make an effort to remember the difference between who I was and who I am. Sometimes, it’s not even a pleasant effort . . . either because I might not like who I was or have realized I don’t like who I am.
No worries, I do like who I am; I’m just saying that for the benefit of others.
A month ago, for instance, I might not have been too concerned about my health and now I might be marginally more aware of it. Or not. I might have planned to do something and now I’ve lost interest in it. Or, more likely, something else took precedence in my attention scale (the scale dictating the amount of attention I give any one thing).
Why do I bring this up? I just needed to fill some word-space. Think of it as a literary work; no point to it beyond stating the obvious.
But, do think about the present and the future and the path between them. Hmm; I should say something profound about that . . . The clearer you see the path before you, the greater the chance you’ll reach your desired destination.
Wow! . . . I’ll do that! . . . . tomorrow.
And now, the photo:
Yet another variation of the pineapple quilt. Not sure I like the wrinkled paper texture but it’s not too objectionable, either. I think in the future I’ll tone down the texture and accentuate the sharpness of the design’s details.
Sometimes, the future happens before we’re ready for it . . .
Unfortunately, there are no do-overs in life.
Perhaps if we could “see” the future a bit better but there really is a murky veil between us and what will happen in the future. The veil never really clears until the present is passed but it does get more transparent the closer we approach the future.
If only we could see into the darkness . . . like Four-eyed Creatures at Night in the Jungle.
And . . . that’s it
Some of these posts will likely be longer as the mood hits me, but most will be thus; short, uninteresting, bland, and relentless.
You can read about Project 313 HERE.
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