Monday, July 8, 2013

Gathering Moss


Are you a lover of that word? Transition.

Part of Speech: noun
Definition: change, often major
Synonyms: alteration, changeover, conversion, development, evolution, flux, growth, metamorphosis, metastasis, passage, passing, progress, progression, realignment, shift, transformation, transit, transmutation, turn, turning point, upheaval
Antonyms: beginning, conclusion, end, finish, introduction, sameness, stagnation, start

Do you love what it might mean? Mean for you? Mean in general? Mean for propulsion? Your propulsion?

I'm not alluding to any major change. Not truly. But of course yes, yes a bit. Change.

Because if you're not moving and changing, you're still. And being still could mean you're stuck. I know this isn't good. I know because I'm a veteran of being stuck. Therefore I've become very very good at kicking my own ass. You know, to get it moving.

I make that effort mostly because it's my nature. I make that effort because I do care to improve. I make that effort because change is not comfortable for me and I need to challenge that portion of me always or I'd just be at home with those I love and never venture out. Although, remarkably, I've done many many things in my past and those that know me may have thought, "Oh! That took some balls." Maybe they thought that.

So hallelujah! Thank goodness that something pushes me. It might be me. It might be circumstance. It might be desire. It might be necessity. Yes! Yes, and yes is my favorite word.

Our little Calvin. Sleep peacefully forever now little dude. Smooches and I will miss your annoying ass. 


Karen said...

Change is inevitable...Those who go with the flow, are do the changing it up thing now and again, are generally more happy and successful in all aspects of life, says me :-)

T said...

Yes, transition is a wonderfully fluid word. Love that one.

As frightening or as uncomfortable as change can be, it can be -- and most of the time is -- a positive thing.

This post of yours is dead-on timely for my own life. I'll elaborate when it's prudent to do so.

My biggest hugs to you ... I know how you miss Calvin.

Ms. A said...

Oh.No... you have lost Calvin??? I'm so sorry for your loss!

Jak Cryton said...

I like the word transition a lot, but ironically I don't necessarily like change. I've felt stuck for some time, and I lack that "self-asskicking" discipline.

Everything changes, though, as some above have said, and as you know.

Otherwise we get stuck on that gross word "stagnation" and that's never good.

So venture forth!

Sorry to hear about Calvin :(

Jak at The Cryton Chronicles & Dreams in the Shade of Ink

David Macaulay said...

aw poor Calvin - know what you mean re something drives us to get out there..

Anonymous said...

RIP Calvin. Oh, it's always so sad to have to let a pet transition elsewhere into the world beyond. I'm so sorry he had to go and hope you are doing okay with the loss. xox