Friday, November 28, 2008

Panta Rei

It's funny how quickly things change. One minute, it seems completely indisputable that things are a certain way. The next minute, you find that they have changed drastically. You're not quite sure why or how. All you know is that something is different. You don't fully understand how it reached that point. You wonder if it was something you said. Or perhaps, something you didn't say, or should have said. But in the end, you conclude that it really would not have made a difference. Or would it? You cannot help but to wonder what difference, if any, an alternate conversation or action would have had on the outcome. In the end, isn't it the bigger picture that rules? You'd like to think so, but realize that life isn't always fair and that sometimes things are skewed by one tiny detail that was off. You hope it's not the case, but really, what, if anything, can you do about it at this point? It's said, it's done. It's over. Time to move on to the next thing. Panta rei. Everything flows. You can never step into the same river twice. All you can do is keep passing the open windows.

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