Today’s pain, tomorrow’s nostalgia

Tom Stoppard wrote once “We cross our bridges when we come to them and burn them behind us, with nothing to show for our progress except a memory of the smell of smoke, and a presumption that once our eyes watered.”

Do you ever feel like life is too fast, that your life is full of inconveniences? Maybe you find the amount of e-mail a stress, or you are on too many Zoom meetings, perhaps having to queue in shops for groceries takes a long time, or driving home in traffic is annoying?

Whatever the inconvenience you can be sure that your grandchildren will love hearing about it. The inconveniences today which you curse will one day be forgotten and you will recollect with fondness and talk of how it was a simpler time. Innovation and the passing of time brings with it new inconveniences which will have you looking back to the good old days.

See nostalgia for what it really is and accept you will probably feel nostalgic one day but try and recall what it really is, just a rose tinted view of the past compared to an all too often unfair harsher view of the present.

“Remembrance of things past is not necessarily the remembrance of things as they were.”

Marcel Proust

Published by NCS

reader of great literature, teller of tales, photographer of mostly awful snaps but on occasion I am half decent.

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