A popular idiom has it that there is “no time like the present”, and this is truer than I sometimes realize. Indeed, there is no time but the present. For as long as I live, I will never be able to experience any time but present-moment time. I may long for some esteemed time in the past or future, but the only time I will ever be able to actually encounter is the present. I’m literally a prisoner of the present moment.
-- July 31, 2007