Spirit tells me that everyone is living a story that we create
As we live it.
The past may belong to an earlier chapter in our story, but
Through the magical art of reflection we can reminisce and
Embellish what might otherwise have been considered as
Meaningless or distressful memories.
Our creative mind can provide whatever past situation
With a greater depth of glory, pleasure, love, or
Personal satisfaction. We can even adjust facts, or
What we thought were facts at the time, as well as
The level of skills and understanding that we may
Actually remember having achieved during those
Earlier chapters of our story.
Why, He asks, do we, and everyone does edit the past?
For many reasons, not least of which is to bolster
Self-esteem, or public esteem, as many leaders
Seem to feel a need to do.
You ask me if the past really happened at all?
That, my child, depends upon how politically correct
You want my answer to be.