Be here now

Part of the 'this much I know' series.


"We never keep to the present. We recall the past; we anticipate the future as if we found it too slow in coming and were trying to hurry it up, or we recall the past as if to stay in its too rapid flight. We are so unwise that we wander about in times that do not belong to us, and do not think of the only one that does; so vain that we dream of times that are not and blindly flee the only one that is."

- Blaise Pascal.

I find that when all my senses are ignited at once my tendency to drift into the past or future completely dissipates. Even if the current time may not be the most exciting, analysing and appreciating the input from your 5 separate receptors can help you be here now.


Engraving on walnut.

Twigs (which decided to snap at the last possible minute and so were subsequently replaced with dowelling, woodstain, araldyte and a coat hook.)

The great British outdoors.