It’s all about perspective isn’t it. What you see, what you don’t.
One struggles for perspective come exam time. In a week an a half I will be getting a boat down to Tasmania. I’ll be driving back to Sydney over a 2 week period after that & I haven’t even really thought about it! I will get to shoot a cool wedding, camp in sub-zero temperatures, drive the great ocean road, visit my big sister, hang out with my nieces and nephew, but at the moment, it is all a background blur.
Exams, dear friends, take up the focus in my current frame. Only three this semester, but they are doozies. Thoughts, stresses, study and stuff, crowding the mind & stilling the imagination.
How do you get a right perspective? How do you keep both my present reality & those things coming in the future in focus? Maybe if those study plans at the beginning of the year had come to fruition, then right now would just be a little time of review.
It’s nice to dream of such things. In the mean time, I’ll enjoy the sharp focus that I have right now. Poring over God’s word, flicking through commentaries, and piling up notes! At least I know that in a week I’ll be done, and when the pen goes down, and the fog lifts up, the view is going to be awesome!
In the mean time, here is your discussion topic (and an opportunity for you “silent readers” to leave a comment). What is the future that you look forward to? What is it that feels obscured now, that you look forward to coming into clear focus? Thoughts both funny, philosophical, or theological are all accepted!