Sunday, September 26, 2010
I used to hate change. All I was looking for was a destination, forgetting that the destination is the end and it's the journey that life is about. This time of year is one for noticing change and instead of evaluating it, just noting it.
Today I decided to take my walk at a nearby high school (On a Sunday I figured the outdoor track would be empty. The track was empty, but the field it surrounded was filled with early teen boys playing football. I don't mean some local kids running around. I mean boys in uniforms with pads, helmets, officials, an electronic scoreboard, et. al. At first I was tempted to judge and think to myself, remember when my brother and his buddies just grabbed a ball went to the local park and played. But walking back I noticed something else. The school's soccer fields were full of elementary school girls playing soccer, uniforms, officials, etc. Things change, maybe for better, maybe for worse. We don't know. But it means life is going on.