What do you call the future? Interesting question my husband posed this afternoon. His BBM read “Aki talking to David O’ Sullivan, using WiFi from a Mango flight. Will cost R50 for one way and R90 all day.”
He then went on to say “The future is here. So now what do we call the future?”
I must admit that I read the message navigating Rivonia Road traffic. Ok, I know I should not be reading BBMs in the traffic but I can’t resist the tinny ping of a BBM message :-). It also confused me. I mean, the present is the past and the future at the same time because time passes. So why do we have to call the future anything? It is the now isn’t it? There is only the now.
Seen in the context of the Mango message, I realised what he meant.
So, I responded that the future doesn’t end. Nothing does. Everything is infinite. Ok, this is not a philosophical discussion.
My clever husband then settled on a wonderful name for the future – Outfinite! How gorgeous is that? A never-ending cycle of thinking outside the box gives us infinite possibilities. Infinite progress. Infinite opportunities for change. Outfinite!
I love sunsets and photograph them whenever I can. This series of pictures shows the subtle gradual changing of light of a winter sunset in San Francisco. The location is that most wonderful of places, Fisherman’s Wharf. I love San Francisco, and I loved the constant bustle of the Wharf. The evening was very still on the water, which belied the activity on the land.
It was a wonderful day which gently merged into a magical evening. The smells, sights and sounds still resonate in my memory.