Change is hard. The Life Change Scale notes that both positive AND negative changes can add up to making one vulnerable to "physical and psychological stress-related" illness. I SEEK some changes. I'm going to go visit some wheels today. I flee from other types of change.
Changing my stiff little toe into a functional unit is more than hard. It hurts. Have you ever heard of ice massage? Take a Dixie cup. Fill it with water, freeze it. Cut off the top of the cup so that two inches of ice are exposed. Run the flat part along the bottom of your foot by your toes. Use the angled part to weasel in between the toe spaces. Are you screaming yet? An ice-cream footache ended with what could only have been frostbite. Yes, change is difficult.
I embraced a good change this weekend, when I went back to my personal trainer. The DH and I share a session. After I met Armand two years ago, my husband would look quizzically at my sorry ass when I dragged it back to the house after a workout. "Can't you pay him to leave you alone?" Despite knowing what he knew, the DH signed on also.
The garden started its midsummer lull early this year. There are a few stalwarts still preening.
This is Clematis 'The President'. I post this purple in honor of Norma's purples today.
Interweave Knits had a security breach on their website on May 31st. Ten days later, they notified me that my credit card number had been stolen, and I should cancel it. I received the replacement yesterday. A small modicum of retail therapy is what the doctor orders today. Too many changes have occurred, and too many changes are coming up for any kind of comfort level to be found.
"Soon you'll attain the stability you strive for
in the only way that it's granted
in a place among the fossils of our time.
Life is Change
How it differs from the rocks
I've seen their ways too often for my liking
New worlds to gain
My life is to survive
and be alive
--Crown of Creation, Jefferson Airplane