I don’t have any new year’s resolutions. I have been trying to live more in the present and will keep working at it. That’s not neglecting my duties in preparation for the next day/week etc; nor is it not learning from experience. It’s about not letting fear of possible futures or worry about past events crowding out what is good about today. The past cannot be changed and it is impossible for all the futures to come true. This is a simple, noble idea but it is hard to change one’s habits.

Meanwhile, at the beginning of a new calendar, here are some quotes on the theme of time:

What we call the beginning is often the end, And to make an end is to make a beginning, The end is where we start from.                                 T. S. Eliot (from ‘Little Gidding’).
I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.     Albert Einstein
We have trained them [people] to think of the future as a promised land which favoured heroes attain – not as something which everyone reaches at the rate of sixty minutes an hour, whatever he does, whoever he is.     C. S. Lewis (from ‘Screwtape Letters’)
Time goes, you say? Ah no! Alas, time stays, we go.                             Henry Austin Dobson
Jesus is the same yesterday and today and forever.                                     Hebrews chapter 13 verse 8
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