"Up ahead they’s a thousan’ lives we might live, but when it comes it’ll on’y be one."
– John Steinbeck
The Grapes of Wrath, Chapter 13. Ma Joad offers this gem of wisdom after Al asks if she is scared of leaving Oklahoma and going to a new place. Ma feels that you shouldn’t worry about things before they happen, but deal with them when they arise. For her the past is gone, she believes in living in the present moment.