To Change or not to Change
It would have been better to blog on Labor Day, but we were too busy laboring to move all our stuff into a new house on Cape Cod. Who said change is good? I say, change is hard. Here’s what Alan Wilson Watts, a British-born philosopher, writer, and speaker says about change:
“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”
As a writer, one of the first things I learned was that your character must change, or there is no story. The change can be growth, acceptance of something, divorce or marriage, death. But a story about a character who remains the same, is not a story.
My husband probably has a million change quotes. He thrives on it; moving is a hobby for him. My heel marks are all over the US, as we’ve moved hither and yon with his career. Each time we ventured into a new place, I yanked up roots and reluctantly accepted defeat. Yet, each time we settled in, I knew the change broadened my life experience and forced me to grow.
My deepest roots are here on Cape Cod. It is the magic place for me. I love to live and write here. It’s always an inspiration. So, this time, no heel marks. I’m dancing, and I wonder who I will become with this new change.