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Tricia La Bella

The future… 7th December – Thanks Peter, Pip, Lesly, Nigel…

The future – breaking up by Billie (lyrics at end)

Billie Eillish is looking to the future

Her future self

Are we always looking to the future,

It’s the only direction we have to move

The future is the only place that we can engage in

The future is where the hope is…

Leo Tolstoy Future love does not exist – love is a present activity only.

The man who does not manifest love Int he present has not love.

Triggers in the now – take us to the past…

So what is the future – it is a dream…

What is the moment – a state

A flow – like when you write

An idea turns into something

Where it’s not yours any more – it’s totally in the moment

Planning as a future – when the future arrives

You may miss it…

Future is planning…

future is sensing…

Future is an oppourtunity

How do we balance planing the future and living the moment?

Going with the flow –

It’s circular

It’s a bit of the past and a bit of the future

Being aware that I’m not in my moment reminds me to do some mindfulness

Takes me to now…

Time in non linear – it’s circular

We’re always trying to sort time…

Why is that?

Language shapes your reality

And language is linear…

Indigenous language has no right or left,

Yet they know what direction they are facing

Breaking the cycle of linear….

To communicate and translate

The language people use in poetry

Is the power…

The expression…

The language

The metaphor

The story

To write and express is for yourself…

What ever you want to say that’s OK

pip mentioned Arrival

How many movies are there that mess with past to change the future…

Especially science fiction..

Do we really think we have any control of the future?

Leslie went off for a minute thinking about the future… and the past

Busy day, a foot massage…

Not the feet!!

Now’s she’s pooped and missed the moment

Having a dream for the future has kept Lesly going

In Covid we looked forward to the future to cope with the present…

Dreams are reliving a past thought and memory

Wants and needs can drive the future

Is it possible to live in the now?

Is the now a reality? Interstellar! Agh….

Writing in poetry can bring the now…

The now is not the future… it’s a state …

The patterns of going to the future

Getting into a state – can be good because it feels good and the moments in the future can be recalled

Meyer quote – you remember how people make you feel

I can be sad in the moment and cry About it

The future i can talk about the sadness but I don’t feel it the same way…

Pain… we are blessed that pain doesn’t stick with us

The moment is the breath between the past and the future

All we have is a breath…

My Future
Billie Eilish
I can’t seem to focus
And you don’t seem to notice
I’m not here
I’m just a mirror
You check your complexion
To find your reflection’s all alone
I had to go
Can’t you hear me?
I’m not comin’ home
Do you understand?
I’ve changed my plans
‘Cause I, I’m in love
With my future
Can’t wait to meet her
And I, I’m in love
But not with anybody else
Just wanna get to know myself
I know supposedly I’m lonely now (lonely now)
Know I’m supposed to be unhappy
Without someone (someone)
But aren’t I someone? (Aren’t I someone? Yeah)
I’d (I’d) like to be your answer (be your answer)
‘Cause you’re so handsome (You’re so handsome)
But I know better
Than to drive you home
‘Cause you’d invite me in
And I’d be yours again