I heard it said, in wisdom,
“When you look back, you delve into depression.”
Sure, I have regrets – choices not made.
But it drove me to blackout in busyness.
Then, I heard it said, also in wisdom,
“When you look forward, you’re crippled by anxiety.”
Yes, I give thought to a lot of things.
But when I did not plan for the future, I blacked out all the same.
Later, I heard it said in better terms than these –
As the ivy winds it’s way around the trunk
And strangles the crown of your inheritance, remember,
“We never graduate navigating the fallenness of this world.”