I just turned on the outdoor light, the one by the kitchen door the lights the driveway overnight. It was 9:44pm. That’s late. I normally turn it on at dusk. But lately I seem to be turning it on late, sometimes just before I go to bed. Sometimes after I’ve gone to bed and get up for my usual trip downstairs to “take care of business.” This may not seem like a big thing. But it started me thinking. And that thinking led to an epiphany: everything changes. Sometimes the changes are gradual. Sometimes they are sudden. But things do change. And sometimes we notice right away and sometimes we may never notice.
But things do change.
About a month ago I was on a path of my choosing. I thought I knew what I wanted to do with my life and where I wanted to go. I still do. Yet the course I was on took a detour. That detour almost became a U-turn. Fortunately I realized this before that happened. And now I’m righting the course. Not easy. Detours can lead you to places you never wanted to go. Detours can also lead you back to places you’ve been before. If that happens, it’s best not to panic or despair. It’s best to just stop and take a deep breath. All will be revealed.
Okay, maybe it is not clear exactly what I am talking about here. Let’s just say life has a way of throwing your a curve ball now and then. A big one was thrown my way recently. The best thing, though, is for it not to actually throw you. Sometimes being thrown for a loop is just what you need. Sometimes, not. Only your heart knows the difference. I think thats why we have both a heart and a brain. The important thing is that our brains and our hearts remember to talk to each other. And that’s the truth.
So here I go, back on track. No u-turns and any detours are just temporary forays into what might happen if… That’s just fine, just leave a trail of breadcrumbs behind, just in case...
The Chinese character for epiphany