Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

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Another morning of Spring snow, slowing changing to rain. The future comes to us haltingly, moment by moment. The human consciousness is capable of projecting thought far beyond this present moment. Other species don’t bother. The future is in the bud, the seed, the egg. They are content to let it belong there. 

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I sometimes don’t know what to do with my human consciousness of the future. It can cause anxiety and expectation, which is often very unsettling. 

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The boy who wore that shoe turned 29 years old this week. I’ve thought of his future for that much time, and more. Perhaps that awareness has been helpful. Josh gradBut sometimes, I wonder if it’s not as helpful as my awareness of the moment. 

My son & his girlfriend

The flicker of the present, the warmth, the light. This is where we are most alive. 

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6 thoughts on “Weekly Photo Challenge: Future

  1. Love this. Great interpretation of future in several areas. Love the shoe and grad picture, and then bringing it back to present.
    Peace,
    Mary

    • That picture is 7 years old, now. It hasn’t been an easy transition into a good job for him, even with a Cum Laude degree in Construction Engineering. And that student loan debt…oy. Not what I pictured originally.

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