Some of you know I’m a musician. That affects how I remember things and how I learn. No to mention that I’m a child of the 60s and 70s so it should be no surprise to find music throughout these pages. Today we borrow from Bowie – David the musician, as opposed to Jim, of knife fame.
I’ve been thinking about change a lot these days. Its been a subject of discussion in my humanities class, which I’m loving, by the way 🙂 I had to respond to a statement by my professor as to how people view and respond to change.
Coupled with the letters I sent my girls for St. Nick’s and the memories that brought up, change has indeed, been on my mind. As I wrote for my class: change is life and life is change. Sounds so simple, doesn’t it? Pain-free, stress-free, just like change itself.
Not so? I look at how my life has changed and how I’ve dealt with it; how my girls have changed – independent young women now, living far away from me and each other, yet remaining close thanks to technology. Ch-ch-ch-changes.
And while I speak easily about my girls being so far away, much of the time I do not like it one bit!!! St. Nick comes tomorrow and I didn’t unpack the Christmas stockings, two years running now. Those stockings I made – love and anticipation sewn into every stitch. I didn’t grow up with St. Nick, but my girls discovered him the year ErinLee came home from preschool in tears because St. Nick didn’t like her. He only skips the children who’ve been bad, she said. So St. Nick became part of our lives.
Talked to ErinLee moments ago – we laughed about how very often I got it wrong. St. Nick came a day early or a day late; for whatever reason I struggled with that one. When they were of an age to understand, we shared many laughs over St. Nick. But it was always special because that’s when the stockings came out. We’ll talk about those another time.
In the meantime, in this pre-Christmas season, give some thought to the many changes and the many benefits you’ve reaped because of them. Change isn’t always comfortable, but it often precedes dramatic growth. Ch-ch-ch-changes. Later…