I’ve been thinking. That, sometimes, is dangerous. But, I’ve been thinking about life … now that is really dangerous. I’ve been wondering about who I am and who you are and why we are. As a friend once said to me years back when I came up with similar questions, “What for?”
“What for you wanna know?”
I thought for a moment and then said to myself, “He’s right. What for I wanna know?”
My father was born in 1898, my mother was born in 1907. My father and mother both rode in wagons pulled by horses and my father was a delivery boy with a buggy in Chicago. They went from horse and buggy to Model A’s and T’s,lived during the War to End all Wars WWI, the depression, WW II, Korea, Vietnam, witnessed Sputnik and John Glenn, and the First Step for Mankind. They did not live long enough to see cell phones and desk tops, lap tops, and the like. However, I am sure they would have taken it in stride. But I wonder if something was lost to all of us way back when the first Ford was rolled off the assembly line and we entered the “modern” age? Imagination was my childhood friend, not a TV screen.
So, we come to another July 5. And what have we learned on the days slipped into history this year. What lay ahead, what was behind. I know not the answer. For the past begets the future. Just as the Phoenix rises from its ashes, so does our future rise from our past. And the day before yesterday today shall become tomorrow before today became yesterday.