Posts tagged ‘life changes’

December 28, 2011

Sailing on the Winds of Change

“We cannot change the direction of the wind, but we can adjust our sails.” ~ Bertha Calloway

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Sailboat in Rough Water, Ticonderoga Race by Michael Brown

Today is warm. A breeze is gently fluttering the curtains and chattering through the chimes hanging from the eaves. Elsewhere, perhaps in another time, the wind will not be so kind. Tornadoes will come, dropping destruction from the clouds, sucking lives into their funnels, stealing the familiar landscape, leaving behind destruction. Hurricanes will rage, tearing roofs from buildings, toppling trees, smashing everything below.

As destructive as they seem, these are the winds of change. In an instant, the life we’ve known will vanish forever, leaving behind bewilderment and devastation. How can it happen so fast? Where does our invincibility go?

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