Tomorrow Can Never Be The Same

A poem of hope…


Tomorrow can never be the same

Time’s arrow’s a-flying –

Something always changes

Without you even trying.


But when you add some purpose,

Give time’s flight direction,

Fling caution to the winds,

And cut through circumspection,


You might just be surprised

At the fruit from being bold

As providence and circumstance

Serendipitously unfold.

One thought on “Tomorrow Can Never Be The Same

  1. This was also inspired by the famous quote from W.H. Murray concerning The Scottish Himalaya Expedition (1951)
    ‘But when I said that nothing had been done I erred in one important matter. We had definitely committed ourselves and were halfway out of our ruts. We had put down our passage money–booked a sailing to Bombay. This may sound too simple, but is great in consequence. Until one is committed, there is hesitancy, the chance to draw back, always ineffectiveness. Concerning all acts of initiative (and creation), there is one elementary truth the ignorance of which kills countless ideas and splendid plans: that the moment one definitely commits oneself, then providence moves too. A whole stream of events issues from the decision, raising in one’s favour all manner of unforeseen incidents, meetings and material assistance, which no man could have dreamt would have come his way. I learned a deep respect for one of Goethe’s couplets:

    Whatever you can do or dream you can, begin it.
    Boldness has genius, power and magic in it!’

    I find it inspiring that a few simple, physical action steps may set in motion “a whole stream of events” to support my positive intent.

    Given that “Time’s Arrow” is relentlessly flying (as wonderfully explained by Prof Brian Cox in his documentaries on “The Universe” and “The Solar System”), it makes sense to give that arrow direction.

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