Thursday, July 15, 2010

Living in Time: Past, Present, or Future?


Found a link to this photograph on Twitter—what a popular science magazine predicted a city of 1950 to look like (in 1925). 

It would be like us looking ahead to 2035. 

I’ve always found it fascinating how some people look ahead and some people look behind.  I fall into the latter group—often reminiscing and thinking about what’s already been in my life more than looking ahead to what might be. 

What a lesson it is to learn how to stay right in this moment and live it.  Tomorrow never ever comes, and yesterday is gone. 

Source here




Saz said...

very interesting, l love this!!

saz xx

La Belette Rouge said...

I am mostly a looker-backer. Sometimes I am a looker-forwarder. I am rarely a liver nower.
Forgive the atrocious language, I was just trying to be consistent. ;-)
Have a lovely weekend! Love to the Westies!

Veronica Wald said...

When we're younger, we are ambitious and look ahead all the time, but at a certain point, other than thinking about retirement, the past becomes very interesting too. For me, unfortunately, my curiosity to understand my familial past came after my mother's death.
Anyway, it's a cute magazine cover :-)

sallymandy/bluekimonostudio said...

Thanks for your comments, everyone. It was fun to imagine living in the 1920s and thinking the 1950s were futuristic. It was my grandparents' age, and they lived through the most incredible century.