Whenever someone says to live in the now, I have a first reaction which is... there's literally no alternative. But that's not fair. It's a metaphor they're embracing.
Live in the now, they say, but what they mean,
is pay attention to the things around you.
The past provides a wealth of lovely scenes.
The future waits with marvels to astound you.
The present sits there, patient, like a dog,
watching your face for any telltale sign,
waiting to join you for a sudden jog,
to smell the wind, to feel the sunlight shine.