It was 73 degrees here yesterday. And today’s low is supposed to be 27. An almost 50 degree swing. Lest I start yearning for Spring as I lie down my gloves and hat, I’m reminded that Winter may still rear his head one more time. As I thought about the changeability of the weather, the unpredictable nature of Nature, I realized how metaphorical my thoughts were. Isn’t the weather just like life? Everything changes. Every thing. And while these changes can feel so unpredictable, there is a predictable-ness in the very fact that change will come.
This knowing that everything changes gives me comfort and simultaneously fills me with fear. Comfort in that when life and circumstances feel hard, I know “this too shall pass.” But the same sentiment is true when life feels good — those full, rich moments also have their own lifespans and are fleeting. The truth of change feels like such a duality, so mutually exclusive. Yet, there must be a oneness in the message of change. Perhaps it is like the yin and yang, seemingly contrary forces that are actually interconnected and dependent on one another. We must know Winter to appreciate the Spring. We must know hardship to appreciate ease.
I’m still reflecting on change and its meaning in my life. How do you understand change?
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