Remember the here and now

Remember the here and now

This lovely poem by Kevin Crossley-Holland recalls a first moment of mindfulness, of zooming in on a moment with the aim of remembering.  I do this from time to time, during precious moments: slow it down, stop and savour it consciously.  Such a moment came...
The past is here, now

The past is here, now

Ah, now I see why I always see it, it is with me, not behind me.  I am lucky enough to have experienced life in such a way that the past constitutes a trove and not a hobble. The past is never behind. It is always to the side. Source: John Berger, Pig Earth, quoted in...
The long sense of possibility

The long sense of possibility

Insights into creativity and innovation in the song of the nightingale – I particularly like how he draws on what he already knows, as we can draw on our past, both personal and collective, to forge the new.  And ‘gurgle-beauty’, what a lovely...
Of memory and vivid moments

Of memory and vivid moments

I like Esterly’s skillful account of how the vividness of moments scrambles the natural order of past and present in our memories. Vividness can bring the past to the fore and make the present appear like a long-cherished memory even as it happens.This happens...
Here and now

Here and now

This enigmatic assertion seems to pour the sum total of our past into the present moment. It reminds me of Henry Miller’s description of the past not as being dead and buried ‘history’ but as something alive and ever fructifying the present. For me...

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