And that is how change happens. One gesture. One person.
One moment at a time ~ Libba Bray
Change doesn't come easily to me - I seem to spend a lot of time resisting it. But change still happens whether I like it or not. It unsettles me. Of course, some change ends up being for the better - but that doesn't help the way I feel about it initially.
Things change. And friends leave. Life doesn't stop for anybody.
~ Stephen Chbosky
A few things have happened that have made me ruminate about change. The first is that we have decided that the living room needs updating/re-decorating - it is well overdue and will need major surgery - unsettling as chaos will ensue.
Life is a series of natural and spontaneous changes. Don't resist them;
that only creates sorrow. Let reality be reality. Let things
flow naturally forward in whatever way they like.
~ Lao Tzu
The second thing is that my lovely neighbour is leaving. We have been friends for thirteen years and I will miss her. It means getting to know a new neighbour and starting all over again - unsettling.
You are always you, and that don't change, and you're always
changing, and there's nothing you can do about it.
~ Neil Gaiman
Then when I went shopping, two of the shops had changed their layout since I last went in - I couldn't find anything, unsettling. The garden is always changing - flowers here one minute and gone the next. The weather is always changing - one day perfect, that you wish could go on forever - the next day pouring rain, that seems to last forever.
I wish I could embrace change, relish and enjoy the difference - get in the groove so to speak. But not all change is for the better - it happens in every aspect of life, and I have to learn to live with it - but I don't have to like it.
Change - The Inevitable
Change is to one man the death of a friend,
To another the birth of a child.
Change is the shifting of soft winds of spring,
to a hurricane deadly and wild.
Change is the moving of the hourglass sands,
It's the coming of dawn after dark.
Change is taking one step at a time,
The emotion in each persons heart.
But change in the end, will not change at all
The one constant in everyone's lives
Change is the light at the end of the tunnel
The healer who opens our eyes.
That's it for now - 'til next time - don't go changing.