One of my friends had breast cancer awhile back. I am so grateful that her latest scan came back clean. There is nothing better to be grateful about than the good health of your friends and loved ones.
Let’s all remember to take care of ourselves and have mammograms and/or whatever health checks that you may need.
My prompt for the week is CHANGE. Here’s how it appears in the books that I’ve been reading:
- Enlist a side chair to hold a curated selection (of pretty blankets), where it can be seen and enjoyed, swapping it out as the seasons change. Martha Stewart
- Unsure how to ask what she really wants to know: who is he now, has he changed in all these years apart, after everything that’s happened. Celeste Ng
- I don’t think he necessarily gets me, but he doesn’t try to change me. Beth O’Leary
- In an instant Holmes had changed from the languid dreamer to the man of action. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle
- Later, she would remember that first kindness- the disciplined way he’d made the anger leave his face, the swift change of subject. Geraldine Brooks
- Each mother-child relationship teaches us our limitations and our strengths. It changes us in constantly unfolding ways and entwines us in the unpredictable mystery of another life. Caroline Kennedy
- What I do remember is that the farther north I go, the more the stars will change. Javier Zamora
- Writing at night, I am reflecting on a day I already had and am powerless to change. Julia Cameron
- Making small, simple yet significant changes along a longer period of time is the way forward. Pedram Shojai
- Everyone has a favorite, maybe the first book they hugged to their chest and told someone else about, or the one that changed the way they saw the world forever after. Jane Mount
- You can’t change the past. Graeme Simsion
- “Do you know,” said Kath, last month, Vogue said to buy a basic black dress and ring the changes with accessories.” AJ Pearce
Here’s what I’m going to think about CHANGE:
- Why are the things we don’t want to change always the ones that do change?
- Is change always positive?
- Should we force change?
- If someone says they never change, should you be wary?
- Is running away a good form of change?
All Things Pass Lao-Tzu All things pass A sunrise does not last all morning All things pass A cloudburst does not last all day All things pass Nor a sunset all night All things pass What always changes? Earth … sky … thunder … mountain … water … wind … fire … lake … These change And if these do not last Do man’s visions last? Do man’s illusions? Take things as they come All things pass thepoetryplayground.com