Yesterday?

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PHOTO PROMPT © Jennifer Pendergast

Jason explored the park.  Everything was fresh and new to his four-year-old mind.  I couldn’t have been happier sharing this with him.

I soon realized we were being watched.  I said ‘hi’ to the old lady.  I could see the past in her eyes as we talked.  When it was time to leave, she told me to enjoy these moments while I could.

I laughed.  Life from the vantage of age must be bleak.

Wasn’t that just yesterday?

Today, as Jason said his “I do”s at the alter, I thought of the lady and the moments now lost in time.

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Word count = 100 (Word says 100, WP says 101)

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32 thoughts on “Yesterday?

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  2. csheldonblog

    Death is such a sad thing when you look back at the people you used to know and find out they have died. As I am very much experiencing at the moment, those memories and times you sent with them gone forever.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Just having memories of people and/or times is often hard. I try to look at the good side of them, though for those who have died it isn’t always easy. I’m sorry you are experiencing it right now.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      Time does have a way of getting away from us. The problem is that we usually don’t know we are living in “the best of times” until they are gone.

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    1. trentpmcd Post author

      It is hard to find that balance. Living in the ‘now’ isn’t as easy as we would like – we often take for granted what we have and look forward to what’s coming, and then sometimes look wistfully back at what has been.

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  3. Dale

    Time does that when you have kids. Makes it fly and next thing you know, you are sitting there, scratching your head wondering how it got there so fast! Lovely story.

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