Present Tense

“Have you the belief that the road ahead, ascends off into the light?”

Facing Crossroads
Facing Crossroads in the Setting Sun (4.20.2014, Lewistown Trail, MT)

Do you see the way that tree bends?
Does it inspire?
Leaning out to catch the sun’s rays
A lesson to be applied
Are you getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

You can spend your time alone, re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize
You’re the only one who can’t forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense

Have you ideas on how this life ends?
Checked your hands and studied the lines
Have you the belief that the road ahead, ascends off into the light?
Seems that needlessly it’s getting harder
To find an approach and a way to live
Are we getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?

You can spend your time alone re-digesting past regrets, oh
Or you can come to terms and realize
You’re the only one who cannot forgive yourself, oh
Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense

Present Tense. Pearl Jam. No Code.

Pearl Jam "No Code" (1996)
Pearl Jam “No Code” (1996)

“Have you ideas on how this life ends?”

I think you will be rather surprised to hear my beliefs on the universe & how we came to be & how we will exit. (StarShine, August 3, 2012)

And I’m still waiting to hear. Guess I’ll wait forever which may seem like a mighty long time for some… and it sometimes does for me, yet I’ve also experienced forever as a folded pleat in time; it only took a small step, and I was there. It’s hard though, for I still want to know, I still want to be rather surprised.

Seems like this go ’round, re-digesting the past isn’t my problem; I look too much into the future which blurs my current line for there is always more than one variation of the future at a time to see. Perhaps I can try Pearl Jam’s advice, see if it helps. Don’t know if I can; I’m not built that way this time, but hey, can’t hurt anymore than it already does to try, right?

“Makes much more sense, to live in the present tense”