These days I am thinking about returning back to my academic roots and teach. So I reached out to my advisor, not really knowing how he would respond after my 20 years of silence. In particular, I remembered our last conversation in Boston of all places that didn’t go so well. His email response was short and sweet, ‘yes, I remember your academic as well as your soccer accomplishments’. Yes, memories are funny that way, I had even forgotten about our soccer playing times. Never presume you know what others are thinking. Even weirder, the memories of others may adjust with our own attitude.
The past is alive, as is the future. Everything is embedded in the Holy Now.