One thing about the future we cannot say is: This is how it’s going to be. It hasn’t happened:
‘The future won’t be perfect. We won’t be perfect. […] The future won’t always work. We won’t always succeed. […] The future won’t always be fair. But we can try […] It can be better if we let it.’*
I don’t know about you, but I like the fact that the future is uncertain in this way. It means that this moment can be uncertain too, that it can be better than I think it might be:
“Live from day to day. If you do so, you worry less and live more richly.”**
The present is more than simply the result of the past; without this sense of future-what-might-be, the fullness of the present remains unknown to us.