I remember going camping when I was a kid. My favorite woods activity was to play in the creek. I would build a dam out of sticks, rocks, and mud. I was determined to stop the flow of the water. I could for about ten seconds. But the water would build up and overflow, bringing down the dam with it. So I tried building it again. And again. And again. Each time I thought, “This time it will work.”
Sometimes I find myself doing a similar thing as an adult. Not with a creek, but trying to keep things the same when they are in the midst of big change. It’s an impulse that comes over me. But then when the dam falls enough times, I get the sense to let go.
I’ve certainly been feeling that with my dad. I’ve also been feeling the same with some creative projects I’ve been working on. It seems like when the change first happens, I get scared of what things will turn into. I don’t want to face the unknown. But then the dam falls down a few times, the unknown happens, and it turns out to be okay. I actually get used to what’s new pretty fast.
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