Saturday, March 21, 2009

Quote of the Day

Me, telling something to Sylvia about what we are going to do tomorrow.
Sylvia, thinking for a few seconds 'Mama? There is no tomorrow, there is only today. It never will become tomorrow.'

I had to agree to this statement, at the same time marveling how she got this at 4yo, while I am sure I was more like 7 or 8yo before I got into anything philosophical like that. Heck, I have met grownups who haven't learned yet to embrace the current moment.

 


For the sake of practicality, I now often modify my statements about tomorrow to 'Today, after you sleep... ' just to not get into a philosophical discussion every time.
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3 comments:

Breezy said...

I am amazed at how fast she is growing... and she still remembers my name although we only met once every THREE months, or longer.

NannyOgg said...

Once your thesis is done, we'll have to get together WAY more often!

phredude said...

That is so cool. You have a Zen master in the making, so astute and insightful. We could all take a lesson from what she said. I know I use this way of thinking in controlling my temper-be in the moment, in the here and now.