Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Posted: January 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Yesterday, all my troubles seemed so far away
Now it looks as though they’re here to stay
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Suddenly, I’m not half to man I used to be,
There’s a shadow hanging over me.
Oh, yesterday came suddenly.

Why she had to go I don’t know she wouldn’t say.
I said something wrong, now I long for yesterday.

Yesterday, love was such an easy game to play.
 I need a place to hide away.
Oh, I believe in yesterday.

Beautiful lyrics right? I love the lyrics to this song so much so that I am now listening to them as I type. I know, I know, so lame but I don’t care. I mean the song is sweet slow and sings about time and love lost how can you not sympathize and feel it right there in your chest?

A Yesterday I was at the local store doing some quick shopping when I ran into a pleasant couple that I knew from at least 12 years ago and haven’t seen in at least 8 years. We exchanged the “good afternoons” and “how’s everything goings” and the conversation ventured as do most conversations held by parents, to the well-being of our children. My oldest child is 14 and the couples youngest child is 24 so  the stories were about how fast time seems to move. How (and excuse the pun) yesterday can seem so far away.

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Yesterdays chance encounter got me to thinking about time, and what a strange concept it is. It is strange and powerful. Yesterday causes some to have hope for today, and feel like they are promised tomorrow. Some allow yesterday to bring them todays pain and cloud up tomorrow. The most odd part of all of this is that the existence of yesterday, today and tomorrow are simply intangible, inaccurate measurements of something that is not real.. time, no such thing as time. After reading “The Unreality of Time” by McTaggart the whole “does time exist” query will become more clear, however you will still expect to be on time for work tomorrow.

See despite the lack of existence time makes it’s claim on man kind. My challenge to myself and all others is the same one Ghandi made when he spoke about time…..

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” Ghandi.




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