Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

In her post titled ‘Time out of time’, HecateDemeter opens with this line, ‘…There are only three days now – yesterday, today, and tomorrow…’ and there my attention stayed as I thunked thoughts of my own.

Yesterday – hmm … well, gone for good, I’d say. We, (humans) for the most part, weren’t listening anyway, so hence this bigger, much bigger, wake-up call.

Today – a waiting game, that we get through the best we can at any given moment.

Tomorrow – a three-fer:
omorrow, as in the day after today, isn’t going to be all that different from today.
The tomorrow after that will be a bit different in that ‘lockdown measures’ will start to ease, and those desperate to ‘return’ to ‘normal’ will feel their stress levels rise as the truth of what that ‘normal’ really means sinks in.
The final tomorrow – the one that is somewhere waaaay over there and months away, no-one knows anything about. ‘Talking heads’ will (and already are) positing what ‘things’ will be like then, as though nations bankrupting themselves, the failure of globalisation, and wealth continuing to ‘trickle’ upwards, will be ‘business as usual’.

I certainly don’t know … I have a bit of a list of things that I hope for, another list a bit longer, sadly, of things that I fear will happen, (which I put no energy into, ‘cos that path leads to the Dark Side) … but no, I don’t know … all there is in this moment in time, is yesterday, today, and tomorrow.


In the meantime, Bob the Bluebird of BitternessΒ has hunted and gathered these treats for you …



37 comments on “Yesterday, Today, and Tomorrow

  1. TanGental says:

    I understand the coffee. I shouldn’t but… oh well chin chin!

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  2. The pet sock one is not only funny – but also very apt

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  3. quiall says:

    hahaha. I love the Sock Monster! May Tomorrow be the Today we dreamed about Yesterday.

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  4. Labrys says:

    Hey, MY dark side has cookies…and rhubarb pie and sourdough bread. Just saying.

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  5. Olga Godim says:

    Love the sock! I needed that laugh.

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  6. I love those words β€œwe only have three days now … so true! I used to plan ahead, a trip, birthdays, even a bbq with friends – there isn’t any of that right now. Not just interesting, I would have to say these are fascinating times.

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  7. A.S. Akkalon says:

    I could sure use a quarantine coffee. And a car-eating sock.

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  8. There WILL be a vaccine, and we will go right back to the same vapid world we were so bent on destroying before this. There WILL be winners and losers among those who had no resources to outlast it, and poor people will be worse off.

    This is temporary. I’m just staying in isolation forever, because this is not my time yet, and I can’t risk getting the disease.

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  9. Doing a lot of reflecting lately on this “moment in time.” Hoping fervently that some meaning will strike us that can hold out for the long run. We shall see. Hope you’re staying safe friend ❀

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  10. Thanks for the sock-it-to-me giggle. 🀣 All we can do is make up our own minds what we’re comfortable with when restrictions ease. I’m not stressing about it. Nobody can force me to put myself in jeopardy.

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  11. acflory says:

    The Premier of my state is hanging tough on not easing restrictions. He’s my hero. I’m okay with today. I’m okay with a tomorrow that’s just like today. I fear that other kind of tomorrow. Humans almost always underestimate the danger. I do love the sock puppet though. Would have been quite happy watching it eat a few more cars. πŸ™‚

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  12. Sandra Walsh says:

    One day at a time living for the foreseeable future onboard Areandare. I can’t contemplate returning to ‘normal’, I’ve wanted to world to stop and wake up for so long I just can’t bear to think people aren’t going to reflect and reframe during and after this. But I do realise there’s far too many wanting to just ‘get back out there’ and keep doing the same things, to get the same results. It’s heartbreaking 😦

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    • Widdershins says:

      I’m going to hang on tight to the people who will and are working toward changing how they engage with the world … and as for the rest? … I’ll wish them well.

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      • Sandra Walsh says:

        I like the 20-60-20 stance. 20% will be for changing. 20% will be against and want to keep the status quo. The other 60% can be swayed either way depending on how compulsive the information. So our tribe of 20% wanting to see the world change (for the better!) need to find ways to bring the 60% on board. Bugger the other 20% it’s unlikely they’ll change whatever happens! πŸ˜‰πŸ™

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  13. Tish Farrell says:

    Ooooh! A margarita. I’m thinking that’s just the tipple to calm pandemic panic.

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  14. Once upon a time, teenage me got into a loopy-loop discussion with the 11 year old kid I was babysitting about tomorrow. The kid contended that tomorrow never comes because we’re always living today. Smart kid, he.

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  15. Now I’m reminded of the song from β€˜Annie’. β€œTomorrow, tomorrow, I love you tomorrow, you’re always a day away.” May the best of your todays be the worst of your tomorrows. πŸ˜ƒ

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