Vol. 1 Ch. 2 P. 33

I rode my time machine to meet who you were, who you could be,
who you could have been, and who you would be.
But I’m happy to be back to who you are right now
— the one standing next to me.

19 thoughts on “Vol. 1 Ch. 2 P. 33

  1. This piece really moved me.. I’ve left a certain someone because I was thinking too much of what he will and will not be, even if he was already perfect in my eyes if I had only judged of that time’s present. But thinking about it, it’s now just a part of my past, and I’m pretty happy with what I have now.

  2. It’s fun to “time travel” in our imaginations – but of course it’s only the NOW that’s real. You’ve said this so endearingly in this little gem of a poem! 🙂

  3. People come and people go…and that’s okay, just sometimes I’d wish some had made it the future as well. I like to think it was for a reason they hadn’t though. Can’t helpt but wonder how differen’t things would have been if they had…just a thought.

      • I am not sure that the present is the most important. Focusing too much on either the past or the present or the future is ultimately crippling, I think. My tendency is to dwell too much in the past and that is clearly no good. I want to be a person whose past is informed by his future and whose present draws on both. This line of thought is all irrelevant to your post which remains in many presents a very thoughtful insight.

        • Too much of a good thing is always bad. I guess a good balance of focus on the past, present and the future works best. (= We can’t be stuck in the past forever, but we have to learn from our mistakes. We can’t always think about the future because we don’t know what will happen. But we can’t always just live in the present repeating the mistakes of the past and failing to prepare for the future. Now, how to get that good balance is the challenge …

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