The Future is Fiction

     In chapter 10 of The Age of Miracles the narrator thinks, "But doesn't every era feel like fiction once it's gone?".  She continues to make her point, "After a while, certain vestigial sayings are all that remain." She gives an example of what she means, "Decades after the invention of the automobile, for instance, we continue to warn each other not to put the cart before the horse.". But I ask, doesn't the future feel like fiction till it happens? Reality is only the seconds of something occurring and with every passing moment we grow and change. Once a moment is gone, it is simply a foggy glimpse of the people we use to be. The same is true for the future, we make all these plans based on who we are now, and we never take into account how much we will change. For everyone the future is this untold story with every possibility, but often as we grow old we forget there is still a future. We live in the foggy memories of moments of another lifetime, long gone. We don't realize we're watching someone else's life because, by the time we remember we are more then just different, we are remade. 

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