In the beginning, there was now. We ate, we slept, we played. Then came later, and we were able to look forward to Christmas and to birthdays. before that, though, there was then, which allowed us to remember Christmases and birthdays past, and to talk about yesterday's trip to the zoo. We dreamed of never-never land, believed in forever, and hoped for ever after.
At worst, we rush, hurry, hasten and scurry until we become so weary we must call a time-out, take a break, and seize the day.
It's no wonder we enjoy timeless classics, pay heed to age-old wisdom, and contemplate eternity.