I read an article this morning on the inevitability of change. On how, despite how violently this year has shaken us, change (both chosen and thrust upon us) is more regular than we realise. In fact, it is one of the only things we can count on.
From subtle shifts in the weather, to earthquakes within ourselves that make it impossible to carry on as we did before; from moving house, to changing jobs, to embarking on new relationships, to finding our feet in a global pandemic and ensuing economic crisis, while we continue to pummel forward into climate disaster ... we are not so different from these pebbles washed up on the shore. The ride may be rough, the landing may be sweet. We may travel far, or we may simply drift back and forth, happily going no where and everywhere we need to be in this life. Over time, we are shaped and polished by our experience. We are changed. We are living. We are.
I am as resilient, strong, adaptable, and free as the pebbles on this beach.
The tides continue to shift around me, within me, and I carry on.
And so, I hope, do we all.
Here's the article that inspired this train of thought x
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I am lucky enough to live, write, move, and share stories on the beautiful lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nations.
I vow to use my creative power to contribute to the land that has given us the freedom to imagine, dream, listen, learn, and write a better collective future.
I pay my deep respects to elders past, present and emerging.