Met my good friend the other day for coffee and a chat. Like the walrus in Alice through the looking glass we spoke of “shoes and ships and sealing-wax of cabbages and kings……” not really just all those things you discuss when you haven’t met for ages. In our case it was babies, funerals, work, long walks on Dun Laoghaire pier and relationships.
We never seem to end these encounters without re-affirming our beliefs. Cafe philosophers is what we are. We believe that whatever other people wish to do we have no role to play, we can only make sure that we live according to the inner voice that guides us which is no easy thing at the best of times. We can change but we can’t change anyone else. What’s done is done let it go. Everything is as it should be and we have only this moment, this precious, wonderful moment.
As another amateur philosopher, Roy Keane, said recently in relation to a football mishap “get over it, move on”.