The geese are gathering in the schoolyard field next to my house. They greet the foggy, dimmer mornings with their honks. No matter what the calendar or thermometer have to say, the geese, the fog and the changing light assure me that fall is starting to roll in.
When we’re in the middle of something – a season, a new love affair, a devastating loss, a runup or fall down in the stock market or just a food plan that seems interminable – 🙂 – it SEEMS as though it will last forever.
Sometimes that FEELS like a good thing (ah, that deliciousness of a new love affair, oh for those 20% returns in my portfolio) and sometimes it seems terrifying (grief, this current recession/depression).
In all cases it is false.
Nothing of this world lasts forever. Some have a longer run than others (I’m betting on Mozart agains Lady GaGa, for instance). Some whose run seems short, loom long (Anne Frank).
“The only constant is change.”
Such a cliché. So true.
“Everything comes and goes
Marked by lovers and styles of clothes
Things that you held high
or told yourself were true
Lost or changing
as the days come down to you.” – Joni Mitchell
I like change – not all of it, of course – but there is a hopefulness about change, a reassurance that things CAN get better. How do you feel about it? What’s changing in YOUR life right now? What’s your opinion about that?