Backwards / Forward

Life can only be understood backwards.

Unfortunately, it must be lived forward.



We look at what we did and didn’t do

Trying to make sense of our past

Separating the wrong from the true

Seeking our deeper self at last

Wondering what the future will bring

Not sure of how to go from here to there

Fussing about every little thing

Asking ourselves if we should dare

To break into uncharted land

To take that less traveled way

Without any plans or maps at hand

Live our lives just day to day

We don’t see where we are going

By looking backwards all along

The secret lies in really knowing

What is right and what is wrong


We live looking forward

Armed with knowledge from the past