|Me in 1974. The day the Marvel magazine style comics were first distributed in the UK.|
Perhaps the best view, and some will think this is bonkers, is to consider all of time as "the now". Forget our definitions of past and present as segregated by nights and seasons. Imagine all of time as one day (a heck of a long day admittedly) and everything seems more closely connected.
(Just don't tell your editors and employers that. If they think you only invoiced them today they'll never pay up! ;-) )