Saturday, January 03, 2009
Thoughts on Change
Just about when I think I'm figuring it out, it changes. That used to make me all anxious and uptight. Now it just makes me sort of smile at myself in a kind of tolerant amusement. Like take sleep for instance. I had this pattern going. Little spurts of a couple hours through the night with little wake-ups, then a longer chunk before morning. It probably wasn't the best for getting that really good REM stuff, but it was working. I seemed to be functioning, and I was used to it. I was almost always awake and ready to go before the alarm at six and often by five no matter what time I went to bed. Lately I seem to be downshifting. Last night I slept six hours without a break, and I slept until after 9 this morning when the phone woke me! That's just one example. There are certainly far more profound ones in my life that demonstrate clearly the possibility of change. Ask those who know me best! Old dogs may or may not be able to learn new tricks, but middling humans....I am here to say that amazing things can and do happen!