When your past finally catches up with you, slow down, pull over and let it go by.
DB - The Vagabond
Some wise one once said that we should be pulled by our dreams not pushed by our memories. It's a popular notion that oldsters like to sit around dwelling on the past. In the local park there is a bench that some guys sit in and recall old war stories when they were heroes, I prefer to look ahead into the unknown. If I think back to some event of my past and day dream my way along I'm bound to uncover some memory I don't want to think about. So I try to keep focused on the present and the future. There is no point in being tailgated by one's past errors and regrets.
When I was a young teenager I was very involved in the things I liked to do, which did not include world events. But my very old grandmother would not miss the radio or TV news and she read the paper every day. Now I understand why she did that.
Space exploration, scientific achievement, the uproars over evolving governments and the establishment of greater freedoms, the solving of economic crises around the world, the uncovering of wrong doing and punishment of wrong doers, the movements of societies out of poverty and despair, the improvement of environments, the reaching into technology for improved ways of doing things and new ideas being expressed are all fascinating to me. It speaks of future.
Let the past go by, honking if it must. There is more to life than there ever was.
Let there be some spice in your long weekend.