Do you see the way that tree bends? Does it inspire?
Leaning out to catch the sun’s rays. A lesson to be applied
Are you getting something out of this all-encompassing trip?
You can spend your time alone re-digesting past regrets
Or you can come to terms and realize you’re the only one who can’t forgive yourself
Makes much more sense to live in the present tense
— Pearl Jam, “Present Tense” (1996)