Poignant. That is the only thing I can think of to describe something I heard recently. I heard it weeks ago and I can’t get it out of my head. It is so simple really. It is like saying live every moment as if it was your last. But something about hearing it said this way struck a chord in my heart. I was watching House and a man, who was dying, was frantically trying to call his daughter, to whom he hadn’t spoken in years. House was telling him, tomorrow doesn’t matter, no matter what you did, you are going to die. To which the man replied, “But yesterday would have been different.” Of course, tomorrow’s yesterday is today so you have to live every moment today as if you are going to die tomorrow. Which of course, we have all heard a million times in various ways, but something about “But yesterday would have been different” just sticks in my mind and I can’t get rid of it. I have been thinking of all the yesterdays that would have been different if only I had known… But then, don’t we all?

Published by Kate Eileen Shannon

Artist, Crafter, Writer, purveyor of ephemera and bagatelle

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