11.07.2008 | By: Alisa Callos

Change

Change is every minute, every hour, every day and every season.

A butterfly flaps his wings in—my daughter spins the globe. “Now you have a place to put it Mama.” I start over. A butterfly flaps his wings in Bulgen, Mongolia—where my finger landed—starting the wind that brings change—our first snow, so briefly here and now gone. It marked a change in our thinking. From fall to winter. The kids dragged out their boots and snow-pants and spent the morning changing the pristine landscape to one crisscrossed with trails. We head to town. They have haircuts today, and come home changed from how they left.

It has been a week of change. Both locally and globally. A season of change—the adventure is seeing what will happen next.

Writing on my computer, I hit spell check before posting this. Oh! A spelling error. I hit the change button.

14 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

The butterfly-wing 'thing' is fascinating. And 'the fork in the road' is equally compelling. What if ......

Greyscale Territory said...

Love your exploration of the minute changes we may so easily overlook!

Lilly said...

I love the imagery...beautiful piece of writing.

Lilibeth said...

What a great ending. I loved it.

"Sunshine" said...

I love the part about your daughter finding your "mot juste" (sorry, I couldn't resist ;)). It's also interesting to see the various types of change: large scale vs. small scale. And I'm with Lilibeth--that ending is extremely fitting.

paisley said...

this puts me in mind of that movie the butterfly effect... what an amazing concept...

Granny Smith said...

This is a delightful compilation of changes! Change is an inevitable part of life. That's what makes life interesting. What will happen next?

B. Roan said...

Lots of changes. Unfortunately, I hit that change button on spell check more than I care to admit! BJ

keith hillman said...

it's the small changes in life that make the big ones happen. Did I really say that? How profound!

rosey said...

I like the bit about butterfly wings too. Makes me think about the way little things turn into big things. Thanks for visiting my new blog.

fearfullymade said...

Seeing what's going to happen next really is part of the adventure!

missalister said...

This is miniature eclectic with the right mix of divine-to-ponder ingredients. Truth that we know but sets us back a pace on hearing it, that change is every minute… Being there for the young ones, a little globe spinning and the butterfly flaps his wings every hour, everywhere… Even the expected snowfall surprises with change every season… Very, very nice :-)

totomai said...

lol, great example of change!

loved the intertwining stories and the soft humor here. :-)

Dr.John said...

And so the only constant is change.

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