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If I Could See the Future…

In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Advantage of Foresight.”

Despite the catch of losing one day each time I looked into the future, I still wouldn’t want to.  It’s tempting, for sure.  I mean, who doesn’t want to know what their life is going to turn out like?  What kind of job will you have?  Will you be successful or a failure?  How many kids will you have?

Endless questions.

Being able to see into the future could mess a person up.  If I were to look into the future and see that I end up successful and rich, then I’d graze through life not worrying, and probably cocky, knowing that everything is going to be okay.  On the other hand, if I found out I’m essentially a failure in the future, then I’d end up depressed for the rest of my life.

Of course, either outcome could end up changing, but it would ultimately change the person I am now – and I like that person.

Knowing the future takes away from the now.  We humans put too much time dwelling on the past or looking towards the future that we forget to live our lives in the moment with no worry and no regrets.

Can any one of you by worrying add a single hour to your life?”

Matthew 6:27 

Besides, I like surprises – and life is full of them.



Losing You

In life, people drift apart – friends, ex-lovers, even family.

It’s almost inevitable.

Physical distance doesn’t seen like much these days, with video chatting and texting, but it still pulls you away from the ones you love.  Soon enough, they might be known as ‘the ones you loved.’

I don’t want that to happen to us.  We already have the physical distance of living in different states, even when school’s out for the summer.  I don’t want us to become the ones that lost touch because we got busy living our own separated lives.

You mean too much to me.

I would not be where I am without you.  Without you, I’d probably still be sitting in a dark room staring at the walls hating how my life got to that point.  I’d still be depressed.  And if you ever left me, I’d be depressed all over again.  I honestly don’t think I can live my life without you.

I don’t know what the future holds for us, whether we’re meant to be forever or not.  I just want you to always be there.

Because the thing that scares me the most, is losing you.


To Sarah.
  Love, Sly.