The past is now part of my future. The present is well out of hand. (Ian Curtis, Joy Division, Heart and Soul)
Even this is projection in both directions. The past is interpreted while the future is predicted. In projecting the link between past and future, control is lost in the present. Dejection and pointlessness sets in. The point is there is no “link” without the present. And that there is always control in the form of projection.