Here's my OneWord for Nov. 29, 2012:
We all have a past. And a present. And a future.
It’s the past that defines us, binds up. Trips us up, really.
We live in the past, wearing hurt and failure like bulky jackets.
We try to stay in the present, but the past keeps bubbling up.
So we dream of the future, which is still going to be littered with past misery.