Today is the day between my late mother-in-law’s birthday and my wife Susan’s birthday. October 26 is also exactly half a year until my next birthday. An interstitial day, perhaps no more or less important than yesterday or tomorrow, and yet these in-between times, these slightly symbolic signposts draw my attention to time. The passage of time. And timelessness. To the todays we will hopefully live in the future, and those we have already lived. Let’s meditate a moment on a couple of yesteryears today, specifically on October 26, 2015 and October 26, 2016.
Why those two previous incarnations of this day?