It was spring but it was summer I wanted; the warm days and the great outdoors.
It was summer but it was autumn I wanted; the colorful leaves and the cool dry air.
It was autumn but it was winter I wanted; the beautiful snow and the joy of the holiday season.
It was winter but it was spring I wanted; the warmth and the blossoming of nature.
I was a child but it was adulthood I wanted; the freedom and the respect.
I was twenty but it was thirty I wanted; to be mature and sophisticated.
I was middle-aged but it was twenty I wanted; the youth and the free spirit.
I was retired but it was middle-age that I wanted; the presence of mind without limitations.
My life was over but I never got what I wanted.
Source: "Calm My Anxious Heart" by Linda Dillow
When we look forward to get what we want and we forget to enjoy the stage we are in. that stage which was wanted in the past, should be lived with joy and passion and contentment.