Nikole writes: We greet the New Year, with "Time Messenger", an illustration from "Extracts of Existence" by William Markiewicz. Running, he holds aloft symbols that remind us of our fate and existence. Time runs. Contemplating the messenger's meaning, three aphorisms follow.
Once when I was young, meaning eternal, I took the present for granted. In the meantime, the future arrived.
Future -- hypothetical stream -- comes from outside, touches us, becomes the present, passes, and becomes the past..
Pursuing the future.
that didn't belong to me.
I ended face to face.
with the past that pursued me.