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Change is Inevitable

That’s what they say at least. From when one is young we are told that change is a thing that occurs, sometimes behind the curtain of life, and sometimes right out on center stage. Sometimes we forget this reality, and then life reminds us that it is indeed true. Occasionally we need to be gently shaken to remember the foundational truth of this axiom, and sometimes it just needs to be observed.

So that is what I did. I observed the change of light one frosty morning, as the sun peeked above the horizon, almost begrudgingly it seemed, and then I made this image.

1.8.19 8:35 am

1.8.19 8:35 am

Yeah, the sun doesn’t come up in Michigan till 8:11 am this time of year. It’s almost a crime. But Michigan does make up for the tardiness of Old Sol in the months of June, July, and August when it’s light until nearly 10 pm. And that is glorious. But I digress.

Change is inevitable. In all things at all times. I was made aware of this truth yet again when I ran past the same spot on a different day and at a different time. The light was as unremarkable on that day as it was remarkable on that morning. This external observation made me realize yet again the we cannot do anything to stop change in any aspect of our life.

1.12.19 12:04 pm

1.12.19 12:04 pm

What kind of profound truth is this? And what can we do with it? Stop trying doing the same thing you always do. Try something new. Look for opportunity. Ignore the naysayers. And lastly, just go with the flow.

Marc Ullom