Al lives in the past. She likes it there. Playing outside all day, Summers are Summers and Winters are Winters, no responsibilities to speak of, Stuff is affordable, simple times. She is playful and cheerful and pleasant and has such a beautiful voice. Her voice heals the souls of every good-natured creature that hears it, it showers them in sweet memories.
AL is mindful. Mindful of what she feels, hears, sees, smells and tastes. The fact that she lives in the past doesn’t change that. She lives in the past from where we stand. It is always now for her. She is always here. As are we all.