In Others’ Words: Yesterday
“No one is afraid of yesterday.”
~Renata Adler, American author
I wrestled with those six words even as I typed them for today’s blog post.
Wrestle with them still.
Am I afraid of yesterday?
But I am afraid of … the lingering effects of some of the choices I made oh-so-many yesterdays ago.
I am afraid of … the still painful wounds caused by others’ choices thousands of yesterdays ago.
And I’m afraid of others saying, “You shouldn’t be afraid.”
Really? Can you ever tell someone else not to be afraid?
Is it more that you say, “I understand your fear. Let me show you where you can find safety. And peace. And hope.”
Because, truth is, sometimes yesterday’s fear leaches into today. Unless.
Unless someone gives you the Why … the reason they don’t need to be, or rather, to stay afraid.
In Your Words: Fear and yesterday. An interesting mix, don’t you think? Do you ever find yourself fearing the past — or is fear (worry, anxiety), more an emotion reserved for future events? What calms your fears?
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