I don't remember which of the colleges I applied to I actually got in to.
I don't remember my SAT scores or my high school rank or my college GPA.
I don't remember much calculus or much chemistry (though the high points
of The Lord of the Flies and To Kill A Mockingbird are still with me).
I don't remember why I chose the college classes that I did, or how it was that I made most of the decisions I made.
I try to remember to tell my kids that what's so important now won't always be so important.
I try to remember to tell my kids that what feels like a disaster might someday feel like a door being opened.
I try to remember to tell my kids that having all the answers now won't
help with the questions that haven't even been asked yet.
I try to remember to tell my kids that they don't have to know the future, because it will almost surely change.
I try to remember to tell myself that all the "then's," whether I
remember them or not. may have been good, but that now is pretty good
I try to remember to remember. But sometimes, I am far too busy with "now" to remember "then."
Now is calling, and I try to remember to pick up...