Monday, November 10, 2008
"The only thing we can count on is change." So true. In our every day lives, that can sometimes be disturbing. There are many things we wish could stay the same forever. Doesn't happen. On the other hand, I usually find change exciting. I have never liked routine. I like diversity - variety - not knowing what will happen next. In my own life, that is. Where other people are concerned, I like dependability. I like to know, if someone says they will show up, that they will show up. If they tell me they will do something, I want to know it will be done. In other words, I guess I want it both ways. That doesn't happen either.
All of this random thought was triggered by the fact that today I opened my back door and saw change. Yesterday my little apple tree looked like this.
It looked like flame, against a dull, gray sky.
Today I found that it had changed completely. Now it looks like this.
I was pleased. It was turning to gold.
I find both beautiful. I can't choose favorites in nature. I've never understood why people so often ask us to choose a favorite of anything. How can one choose a favorite flower, or color, or whatever? They are all lovely, and anyway, it would depend on one's mood, wouldn't it? We favor one thing over another depending on how we feel. I frequently find myself saying, "Oh sunflowers! They're my favorite!" or another day saying, "Oh, columbine! My favorite flower!" Silly. It just depends on my mood, or where I happen to be, or what circumstances exist at the time.
I have no idea where I intended to go with this train of thought. I just saw the change, took the pictures (well, the second set of pictures), and sat down and started to type. So here we are. I guess I'll leave it at that for now.