Books, Philosophy, Stuart France

The Enormity of Life…


We do not ordinarily confine ourselves

to the present moment.


It is not actually possible.


But neither do we extend ourselves

much before and beyond it.


The sense of self does not usually include

reminiscences from our time in the womb,

or detailed speculations on the worlds yet to come…


But if it did then both our present

and our presence might be vastly different.


To develop the self

may simply be a question

of developing our accepted notions of time.


In so doing,

we become not pretentious

but portentous!