Is impossible of course.
There is no way of practicing what is yet to come.
As we make plans for such an uncertain year
It’s tempting to only feel confident
When we have thought through and made plans for
But we’ve never actually known for certain what a day will bring,
And much of life doesn’t allow us to simply repeat
What we anticipated and practiced.
Life, despite our best efforts,
Still refuses to be lived in advance.
The purpose of a rehearsal or a plan or projection
Is really to help us be more confident
In the face of a future we cannot control
By embracing habits that we can.
We do not rehearse because we have figured out
What exactly is going to happen
We rehearse in order to maintain a steady hand
As we navigate whatever tomorrow brings.