I thought you are where you come from, but it’s not true. You are where you’re going. (David George, in ‘Eyebabies’)
The power the future has – to encourage or to inhibit – is something we seem routinely to underestimate, or even ignore altogether. We’re especially quick to blame the past when our dreams don’t come true.
But once you’re clutching a handful of travel tickets, you begin to experience that trip of a lifetime – even before you get on the plane.
Of course, getting your hands on the tickets is crucial.
George, David. 2008. Eyebabies. Elsternwick, Victoria : Ilura Press