If time went backwards we would lose our fear of tomorrow
We would realize that there was a reason for all those moments of indecision and despair – they were simply puddles on the footpath of life.
When I was a small child I loved the winter. Our city was renown for frosty mornings and sunny days. We would tap our little brown school shoes on the thin icy puddles until the ice would crack and the water would splash and make our shoes and socks wet.
It was the puddles that made the journey worthwhile.
If time went backwards we would know that when we lost our way, our fortune or our sanity - it was to make us stop what we were doing and find a new path, a new fortune or a sounder mind.
If time went backwards we would understand that growing old is as important as growing young. We would know that we are just a collection of ages. Each age beautiful in its entirety and yet collectively has become us.
If time went backwards we would gather up our knowledge, our wisdom and our resilience and sow these hardy seeds in the garden of innocence and vulnerability where the flowers bloom eternally.
Causes Leonie Mateer Supports
St Judes Children's Research Foundation
Conservation international Foundation
Breast Cancer Research Foundation