change

Panterra fairy

Studio Panterra garden fairy (ckg photo)

What is certain in this life?

CHANGE. Only change.

If I am filled with utter happiness, I can sure that at some point, I will no longer enjoy the feeling.

If I am crying my eyes and heart in grief, I know too that that sadness will not last.

You will not last. I will not last.

The stress of this moment will not last, neither will the relaxation.

We are constantly shifting energy in a decaying body thinking fleeting thoughts and feeling a constant flow of emotion.

Whew! There’s something to observe during your next asana practice.

In the meanwhile, here’s a poem:

autumn storm

sliding on

a leafy

mess

underfoot

touching

whirlwinds

of leaves

crisp curled

past lives

living

my sky

so much

like yours

endless too

charged sun-

light’s warmth

& frisson

drew us

towards

the cronk

cronk cronk

of geese

instinctual

flight

and call

what happened

to us

unsettled

milkweed

seedpods

shatter

scattering

embryos

my life

and yours

flying

apart

the skyscape

darkens

every

shade of gray

sleet

needles

blow

8 thoughts on “change”

  1. Ann, “Oddly comforting,” yes. Knowing that what is happening now will not last forever can be very comforting. Pain, for instance. The tough part is convincing myself that happiness will not last forever. Geesh, I want it to so bad! Good to see you again.

  2. timethief, recently I heard a little inner voice, saying my middle name was CHANGE. I know you won’t be surprised by that. Someday, maybe, I’ll accept it. In the meanwhile, I write in a vain attempt to convince myself.

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