The future

“It seems sometimes that we get so caught up in missing the past, or looking forward to the future, that we forget that this, right here and now, was once the days we longed for and will soon be the ones we miss.”    John A. Ashley


The Daily Post’s Photo Challenge today – the Future. Share an image that represents the potential of things to come.

The Future to me? It often seems so bleak, what with things like global warming, mass shootings, drought and famine, floods and war.  It’s positively biblical.

And it’s easy to be afraid.

The bumble bees are dying.

Hard to not be overwhelmed.

The glaciers and rain forests are disappearing.

But sometimes it hits me – they were afraid of days like these back in days like those…

 Time ticks on and I’m sure every generation was afraid of every future. So these pictures represent to me a continued celebration of a time and things that were, a reminder that people have always been afraid, no matter the generation, but that in those times, many great things have happened to move us forward.

“Fear defeats more people than any other one thing in the world.”  Ralph Waldo Emerson

Don’t let that be us.

Carpe Diem, people!


8 thoughts on “The future

    • Hi Janet,
      You’re so right about living in the moment, and it’s easy to forget to do this when we get so caught up in the day-to-day. And yet it’s living in the moment that makes the memories which help drive the future, isn’t it? If that makes sense.
      I hope you have a fabulous weekend!

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  1. It seems that each generation mourns the complexity of “modern life” and glorifies past “simple” days.
    Kinda like phases of a growing child…each one has difficulties and everyone says “don’t worry. They will out grow it” but forget to let you know each childhood stage brings new unexpected complications and problems.
    It is what it is. Roll with it, relish it all, and smile – or you lose!

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  2. Hi Phil! Yes, it’s true. I sometimes think I was born in the wrong time – that I would’ve been better suited to life in the 40s and 50s, but you’re so right – I’m sure they were fearful then too, so we need to be thankful for the generation /age we’re in now and need to make these days memorable! Hope you’ve had a fabulous Monday!


    • Man, I can’t even think of one cheeky reply to this. (Mustn’t have had my Wheeties this morning!)
      Well anyway, here’s a cheers to the future of people-watching and antic-recording, and hopefully one day writing the next great novel?!


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