We cannot find the future
By gazing into the past
Neither will we find refuge.
It is in the past that we find our reference points that provide the framework for our daily lives; the compass points if you will.
It is the summation, this aggregation of all of history, that gives us our identity, that wondrous certainty of knowing who one is. Of knowing enough about where one comes from to approach the future with the confidence, sure that one can add positively to that heritage. The baselessness of uncertainty that afflicts so many is a deep sickness in our society. When it becomes necessary to defend one’s heritage which, after all, is something shared by all of humankind, then our society has become desperately unhealthy.
Each of us has the power to share, to be and to breed, and to encourage, in the confidence of knowing that we will create a better future, shared by all.