Someday!

As soon as I laid my eyes on the topic suggested by Shackman for this week’s Friday 2 on 1 blog post where he and I write on the same topic, I could hear my late mother telling me innumerable times, “Someday, you will remember me / thank me for, telling you this.”

And as I was typing that first paragraph, I could also remember me saying exactly the same thing to innumerable people who had the misfortune of having to listen to my prophecies.

While I can indeed recollect many occasions when I did remember my late mother’s prophecies come true, I haven’t been lucky enough to hear any feedback from the recipients of my prophecies. I suppose that some unfortunates must have remembered, much to their chagrin.

I stopped being so prophetic some years ago when it struck me that I may not be around myself for too long to see the prophecies come true. Or, is it just that there are no more unfortunate souls having to put up with such a character who would have also loved to use another follow up phrase – “I told you so!”

Come to think of it, there have indeed been occasions when I had used both! Someday, I will take great pleasure in telling you I told you so!” I bet that Shackman and all my readers without exception would have no doubts in recognising all three usages either by their parent/s or themselves.

We are human after all and these must come naturally to us.

Someday, you will remember having read this post and remember me. I hope that I am around so that you can write to me to remind me of it. Then, I can tell you, “I told you so!”

Please do go over to Shackman’s blog to see what he has to say on the topic. Thank you.

And as a treat, here is a song that I somehow got to like some years ago. The lyrics are simply mind blowing.

Ninety miles outside Chicago
Can’t stop driving
Don’t know why
So many questions
I need an answer
Two years later you’re still on my mind
What ever happened to Amelia Earhart
Who holds the stars up in the sky
Is true love once in a lifetime
Did the captain of the titanic cry
Someday we’ll know
If love can move a mountain
Someday we’ll know
Why the sky is blue
Someday we’ll know
Why I wasn’t meant for you
Does anybody know the way to Atlantis
Or what the wind says when she cries
I’m speeding by the place that I met you
For the ninety seventh time tonight
Someday we’ll know
If love can move a mountain
Someday we’ll know
Why the sky is blue
Someday we’ll know
Why I wasn’t meant for you
Someday we’ll know
Why Sampson loved Delilah
One day I’ll go
Dancing on the moon
Someday…

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18 Responses to Someday!

  1. shackman says:

    Somedays are limited and as we circle they drain. Our attention should be on today since someday may never come.

  2. Wisewebwoman says:

    Some day is an illusion at best, a final procrastination of action, an unrealized hope of making everything right. A complete confession, delayed words of love uttered.

    I could go on. I told you so’s are meaningless, a wielding of the ego like a mallet, a brief moment of petty triumph.

    How helpful all that is with the planet in a slow spiral of extinction gaining speed every day.

    XO
    WWW

  3. tammy j says:

    where was I in 1999? I had never heard this song. beautiful lyrics yes.
    I have just spent a pleasant hour or more reading in the link you gave me on your post about food! so in a sense… I wasn’t in the now. I was in days ago.
    and I found it fascinating. I copied the link so I can read more. thank you!

  4. Diane Dahli says:

    I enjoyed all aspects of this song. Sure, someday may never come, but allow us to dream…Thanks, Ramana!

  5. Kylie says:

    I know how galling it is to hear “I told you so” and try not to say it. One of my daughters hears it in her own mind and blames m e anyway😂

    Most of my dreams for “someday” are fast evaporating but maybe there are some surprises in store

  6. I make a point of never saying “I told you so,” even if I did clearly warn someone about something. It’s never welcome!

    Just catching up, including your food post. We’re making Kashmiri curried vegetables with red rice and sag paneer tonight.

    • Yes, it is never welcome but, my son who, is the most likely to get that from me, usually pre-guesses me and grins and shares his thoughts. I hope that the sag paneer came out alright. Do you make the paneer or is it available there in your stores?

  7. I almost gave up on “a someday dream” – even told one of my good friends…that particular dream is over. Then a week or so later…I thought “why am I forever listening to others about why things aren’t to be”…and reframed the message to good friend who promptly said “you will make it happen…”
    I’ve now started the process that hopefully will lead me on that dream path before soon…I would like to say “come Spring” but that maybe to soon (more later on the matter) 🙂

  8. Joared says:

    Someday may never come but entertaining the possibility can be life-affirming at any age and under any circumstances. This does not mean one should obsess on the matter and it does not preclude denying reality.

    I, too, seldom if ever remind others of what I’ve told them, especially if I had been correct in contradicting them. If they didn’t remember they would likely not welcome being reminded and if they did remember that would be sufficient. My mother did the same so maybe that’s why I do, too.

  9. nick says:

    Predictions are hazardous. They prove to be nonsense as often as they come true. People’s lives can change dramatically, likewise politics, the economy and even the state of the planet. I can’t recall my parents having any predictions for me, but if there were any, they probably imagined some glitteringly successful adulthood that never actually happened because of my total lack of ambition!

    • They are indeed hazardous but, some phrases are uttered more or less automatically as part of our daily repertoire! Someday and I told you so are two such regularly used ones.

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