The past is a perfect thing. Viktor Frankl thought so anyway. He talked about rescuing things into the past.
“For as soon as we have used an opportunity and have actualized a potential meaning, we have done so once and for all. We have rescued it into the past…wherein nothing is irretrievably lost, but rather, on the contrary, everything is irrevocably stored and treasured.”
The past is perfect because it’s complete. It doesn’t have to strive. It’s arrived, permanently.
Did you catch the part about everything being irrevocably stored and treasured?
Once it’s done, it’s done for eternity. It can never be not done again.
Which might encourage us to consider the things that we do. The words that we say. The feelings that we feel.
And if they’re worth rescuing.