Thursday, December 11, 2008

Reflections (8)

We rarely see the past with clear eyes. Depending on our mood or outlook, we may see it with a pleasant sepia-tint that hides the harder reality, or we may overstate the horrors. How we look at our past is a reflection of who we are.

More precisely, it is a reflection of who we are at the moment.

As I look back I can see very little but misery. Try as I might, pleasant thoughts don't get a look in. That reflects who I am now.

At other points, I have been able to see and remember happier times and moments.

When I think of the past as miserable, I also see the future in that light.

What I see as I look forward and backwards is a reflection...of who I am now.

Tomorrow is another day.

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