Do It Now

Monday, November 16, 2015 No tags Permalink

do it now

A year ago today my baby sister died.  If I’ve learned anything in the past year, it’s that you should tell people how important they are to you. Not because they could leave at any moment, but because they’re here now, and it’s worth saying something.

Most humans are never fully present in the now, because unconsciously they believe that the next moment must be more important than this one. But then you miss your whole life, which is never not now.

“The Hopi, an Indian tribe, have a language as sophisticated as ours, but no tenses for past, present and future. The division does not exist. What does this say about time?”
— Jeanette Winterson, from Sexing the Cherry

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