out of all those opportunities I'd lost from tryin to sit on the fence,
Right now I've got no time for yesterday,
Yesterday's a thousand miles away..
A thousand miles away."
It's a song from the 80s that laments the loneliness of a commercial traveller. It's always rung a bell for me but the verse above is particularly poignant at the moment.
My mum was having health problems from the beginning of the year. In late June she went into the hospital and never came out. She died with all of her closest loved ones around her, and a whole outer circle of loved ones were taken totally by surprise.
As I live through the months since she's gone I realise that I, too, was taken by surprise.
I surely don't need to dwell on yesterdays, and I don't need to worry about the future. There is only now.
Now is the time to do the things you want to do. The only time. There may not be a tomorrow.
This week, this day, this minute and this second. Now.