What I want to say is
that the past is the past,
and the present is what your life is,
and you are capable
of choosing what that will be,
So come to the pond,
or the river of your imagination,
or the harbor of your longing,
and put your lips to the world.
Mary Oliver, from Mornings at Blackwater
photo of the River Barrow at Bagenalstown, Co Carlow, May 18th 2015.