Wednesday, March 9, 2011

sic transit gloria mundi

That's one of my favorite quotes in Latin.  Basically it means "thus passes the world's glory," implying that all things pass away and all things change. 

And when things stop changing, you're dead.

But understanding that change is not just a part of life, but the essence and the substance of life itself is something else entirely, and living it... well, that's the difficult part. 

All things change, but that doesn't mean all change is easy. 

On the other hand, perennial optimist that I am, I know there's a lot of good in change...it means you get to wipe the slate clean... you get to start over.  As one of the snowiest winters on records melts into spring, the enormity of the changes I'm facing slam into me sometimes like a sledgehammer to the solar plexus. 

One of my other favorite sayings is "that which doesn't kill you makes you strong."  That was my mantra the last time I went through the last round of radical change.  After this one, I should be able to lead the resistance when the aliens land ...well, in at least whatever place I happen to land in next.   

So welcome to my new blog, and to some degree, my new life.  I hope you'll stop now and then to read about it, because I really don't have any idea what's going to happen next. 

4 comments:

Kim said...

I like the new format. We are way over do for a get together. Big hugs to you on this journey and call if you need anything. Love you!!!

Walk in the Woods said...

Change. A steadfast companion.

How did I not know about this blog?

Walk in the Woods said...

Oh. I believe I'm all caught up now. Change. :)

Allison said...

I LOVE this new Blog. Looks very fresh and light. xox