I can so resonate with Kierkegaard's quote; yet, there is something about our future that we seem to understand as well. When we are young, the future seems like an unwritten book to us. We may make many plans, but life often has other ideas for us. But there comes a time around the mid-cycle of our life, when we suddenly understand our soul's overarching mission. And at that point we go after it with determination and purpose, perhaps for the simple reason that we no longer have all the time in the world at our hands anymore to see it through. Surprises and setbacks still may come our way, but they will be just absorbed and integrated into the "story of our life". So there comes the stage in our life, when we take on the roles of producer, director and script writer next to the main actor as well. The pen is in your hand, make it a good one.