Friday, October 28, 2016
We have a new front walkway up to our house and it looks way out of place with the existing sidewalk and the house itself. The stones look old and rough but they are really new and smooth. My hope is that the newness settles to normal. Change is difficult. Most times, I want the good of the old -- the way it used to be. Most times, I want to pull the past forward with all its flaws and cracks -- pull the past forward over the present moment into the future. It doesn't work that way. The present includes the new and then as more present moments pass the old new is what is. I trust that our new walkway will grow in character with each passing day -- with more footsteps, rain and snow, a bit of lavender, a few day lilies and a pine.