Present feeling vs future feeling

Maybe it would be helpful to see vedana and clinging as the same thing except that the latter is future-oriented. Vedana is feeling now. Clinging is feeling forward.

We are in a constant forwards fear—it is, in fact, an intentional putting our feeling forward. Clinging is an identifying with the future that really invests sentience and pain into it.

Clinging makes the future present as an immersive dream.