Every once in awhile life grabs your immediate attention; sometimes by prodding you with a stick and other times by delivering a smack down that hits you like a ton of bricks when you least expect it. The latter happened today. Life delivered, or rather reissued, another reminder about permanence. Nothing is permanent.
Dear reader, I struggle with this more often than I care to admit. I like my world all orderly and tied up neatly with string. Change is most welcome as long as I am prepared for it. See the above photo? It was taken yesterday in our fair city as I strolled about the grounds of the capitol complex. As I walked my normal route I took great delight in the many blooming trees standing with arms laden in magnificent glory. Their scent filled the air with sweetness and a soft wind caused the occasional petal to softly flitter to the ground. It was heavenly I tell you, the kind of moment that takes your mind away to another place; a true vacation for the soul.