Change

The air is getting cool, especially in the evening and early morning. The seasons are changing, which has always energized me. Maybe intuitively I’ve appreciated change and look forward to it. But, change is something you take account of after the fact. It is not noticeable in the moment. Actually, change is really an effect of comparisons. Change doesn’t happen in real time. A snapshot of reality reveals something as it is in that moment. Only after we compare it to the past do we know it’s different. Still, the effect seems so real and we talk about it as thought it is a tangible thing. People like to say that the only constant in life is change. I don’t think we are giving reality enough credit, at least not enough attention. Change is an illusion, reality’s sleight of hand. Now you see it, now you don’t. It’s really just a distraction, as all illusions are. If you keep your eyes on the ball, you’re not concerned with where it’s been, only where it’s at. Let historians, bloggers, and detractors worry about the past. Give all of that to them. You, happily, will take a slice of now, which is eternity.