We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.
Somewhere...in the blink of an eye between July and August...change snuck in. Change is a sneaky agent...sometimes roaring through your life, leaving chaos in it's wake..... sometimes skipping down the pathway to your door like a leprechaun with his arm around the pot of gold you've been searching for....or creeping around the edges of your days like a silent thief, clouding your life with confusion and mystery. But change...no matter how it chooses to disguise itself....is a companion to us all on this journey we call life! Each of us finds ourselves at the fork in the road where we have to choose to change ...a point where life doesn't seem to fit....where it's time to reach out into the unknown....leave our cocoon, find a new path...make a new way in life. Changes....like the caterpillar becoming this beautiful butterfly I found in my garden......like seeing the little girl my daughter once was become the strong, determined and loving mother she now is....bring beauty! Changes.... in the shades of gold I see weaved in the fields of late summer....glimpses of a season to come...so often end in joy! In a life that can...and does...change in a heartbeat....I find such simple joy in the dance of change!