Creative Writring

Time and the Future

Time and the Future

We think we have it all figured out.  The time thing. You know, that thing we call life – how one moment moves to the next and the next. We reminisce about our pasts and, if we look ever so closely, we can see crossroads – the inevitable and paradoxical choice between what is and what will never be. What would have happened if we went left instead of right. Or, if we had said yes instead of no? Maybe the same ending result or an entirely different outcome – or maybe something that we didn’t expect.   

Tick tock goes the clock

And what now shall we play?

Tick tock goes the clock

Now summer’s gone away?

Time and the Future

We are the sum of our experiences – the good and the bad. Each day a day’s worth of changes adds another layer upon the countless others that came before. Then, with actions and thought, we make plans for what we cannot see. The thing that is a mystery….forever shadowed in the unknown. We plan for it and we eventually face it, this thing we cannot see. It has a hold on some as if it were a feather – while holding others in a debilitating grib. We fight it and we flee it – sometimes at the same time. This thing we cannot see is called The Future.  The Time of Change

We each are instruments of time – tick to tock and tock to tick.  We are time of our own imagination. But, hold fast to the knowledge that – as with the last second of the last minute, each hour will expire as it passes from the present into the layers of before. Instruments are extended or destroyed – either by our own actions or the intended/unintended actions of others. We are what we are – a clock, a watch, a piece of our own time.  “He’s on his own time.” “Her time ran out.” “They are working on borrowed time.” “Our time is of the essence.”

Often times, crossroads are hidden – never seen until they have become the past. A choice is made and we never realize the what-might-have-been?! Crossroads present themselves sometimes like a jolt. They shock us into acknowledgement and force a decision. These crossroads are the ones often most difficult because they place us in direct conflict with the Fear of the Future. We fight the conflict of what might be or might not. What will happen or won’t? As is the future…unknown.

 

Night will fall and the dark will rise

When a good man goes to war

Demons run, but count the cost

The battle’s won, but the child is lost

When a good man goes to war

We are time, let’s not forget. The future is out there…and we must choose to welcome it or not. The Crossroads are defining moments. What will we choose? Don’t wait…time is of the essence as the future awaits.

 

Tick tock goes the clock

Even for the Doctor…

Time and the future