“The Present” is a strange concept. For one thing, it is really not possible to think of “The Present” without relying on images of “The Past” and imaginations of “The Future”. They are after all three sneaky sides of the same strange coin. (Yes, a coin has three sides).
Memories and expectations are always present at the very moment we see, hear, smell, taste or touch something. So when we look at our adult children, imprints of them as infants in our mind colour our emotions. When we hear the ominous sound of an approaching car, we draw quick and useful conclusions about it and we immediately decide what to do next.
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