January was then, February is now.
That was February 1st when I took those photos, this is now February 2nd, Groundhog Day, and my 65th birthday.
For those of us who are still recovering from the past, this is now the time to tell ourselves: “That was then, this is now.” The then is still with us, but the now offers the gifts of opportunity, healing, and hope.
That was then when I watched and listened to The Monkees. This is now “That Was Then, This is Now.”
That was my blog post for the day. This is now my gratitude for all who have helped me get through the then and the now, including the Monkees, The New Yorker, Roz Chast, and YOU.