New Toaster, January, 2008, originally uploaded by Maggie Osterberg.

It seems that my life has been filled with anticipation quite a bit these days. From those awful days of anticipating Bob’s death to anxious days of getting ready to bring a kitten into the house, to my ongoing project of building myself and my life back up, there’s been a lot of time spent with my head trying to wrap itself around the future.

That’s the funny thing about life, you live it in the moment, and as a sort-of Buddhist, I’m always trying to do just that, but the demands of the flesh require a certain engagement with the future, which, if you stop to think about it, is kind of impossible, as the only way to get to the future is to keep stacking moments on top of each other.

Can a wave really see the shape of the ocean?

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