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Forever is composed of nows. ~ Emily Dicksonson

A while back I wrote about time standing still when we’re waiting for something.  Especially as kids and it was our birthday or Christmas just out of reach.  As adults, vacations and monumental events take “forever” to arrive.  But as Dickinson suggests, our pasts, presents and futures are all rolled into now.  The older I get, the more I desire Someday be handed to me on a platter.  But time after time I remind myself that now is all I have to work with.  The thing is, I’m already living most of my dreams.  I’m just waiting for a couple of details to fall into alignment.  So while I figuratively wait for the rest of my life to start, I’m trying to figure out how to live now.  That’s when I get in the most trouble, however.  When I overdo and overload in order to keep my mind off the wait.

Are you living now, or thinking about the wait?