“Looking forward” is something people often write and say about the future. Today, I’m looking forward to
- seeing Democratic Presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg in Boston on Tuesday,
- a Steely Dan concert on Friday, also in downtown Boston, and
- two retreats about group therapy on Saturday and Sunday.
While looking forward to events in the future can help one feel hope, it can also trigger worry and fears about that future, like “Is this too much?” “Will all these activities next week interfere in my self care?” “Will the absence of the late Walter Becker get in the way of my really enjoying the Steely Dan concert?” “What’s the weather going to be like?” “Am I ready for November?” and “Where the hell am I going to park?”
The cure for future-oriented fears is refocusing on the present moment. And in this moment, I have several new photos to share with you.
To make this my day, my way, I’d like to revisit and clarify one difficult-to-read photo above:
History is a relentless master. It has no present, only the past rushing into the future. To try to hold fast is to be swept aside.
I’m looking forward to thoughtful and articulate future Presidents of the United States of America.
Finding this on YouTube is helping me look forward, even more, to the Steely Day concert on Friday:
I’m looking forward to knowing what you’re looking forward to. In other words, I’m looking forward to reading any comment you might leave, below.
I wonder if anybody is looking forward to my thanking everybody for all you do for me, every day, here at this blog.