Past me

Thank You

Sitting, pen in hand, with blank paper in front of me, I chastise my past self.
I shout at her for being lazy, for not writing more, so that I would need to write less.
But my past self was not ready to write: she didn’t know what I know now.
Her thoughts had not crystallised, she had not read what I had read.
I need to stop blaming past-me for what she did not do
And start thanking her for what she did.

Thank You” flickr photo by Orin Zebest shared under a Creative Commons (BY) license

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2 Responses to Past me

  1. “my past self was not ready to write”
    seems key — and something we may only know later, looking back, and almost never in the moment …

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