The Years of Yesterday

Like “once upon a time” in a storybook, the years of yesterday will seem like a “far off place” and the youth of today will don an aging face.

Life is constantly changing, subtle in the moment, but dramatic over the years. Most of what you see around you today will noticeably change through the coming years. A period of absence will present changes more obviously, than if you have been in the environment day by day. Noticed or not, changes take place.

Unfortunately, in our youth, we pay little attention to our surroundings. The people and places in our lives during the growing up years are like stage props that are there to complete our daily scenes. Growing up, we care about people and places, but we, all too often, don’t appreciate the fact that they won’t always be there.

While you can, record today in a journal, in photos, in whatever means you can to preserve the scenery and the players. Years from now, today’s surroundings will seem like a dream.

Like “once upon a time” in a storybook, the years of yesterday will seem like a “far off place” and the youth of today will don an aging face.

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4 thoughts on “The Years of Yesterday

  1. Pingback: My Article Read (1-21-2015) (1-22-2015) | My Daily Musing

  2. I thought just this morning, how lost I would feel if I were transported back to the 60’s, a time I remember well. I was in nursing school.

    No laptop, no iPad, no FaceTime, no blogging, just people, I actually met in the flesh, with all their warts and wonders. Times change imperceptibly, then suddenly wrinkles!

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  3. Steven Sawyer

    How true, Butch. How very true. God bless.

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  4. My wise young son once said, “Day by day nothing seems to change, then all of sudden everything is different.”

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