When does something small become an integral part?
If you’ve not seen someone recently, their changes stand out.
For them, ours too!
Beyond appearance, behavior, or attitude.
Last evening, visiting a Toastmasters club I used to coach – many familiar faces, new ones too. Seeing new people in action – always a surprise, because we have no expectations.
Familiar faces – default position I suppose, is to expect they are unchanged, as I’ve known them, or think I have. Changes stand out. Some, simply, ‘hey, you’ve lost weight!’ but more often tiny important things stand out.
Tougher, seeing tiny changes in ourselves.
Especially ones kept from public view.
Ones we don’t talk about so much – because acknowledging them aloud admits them – not easily done with concerns, feelings or actions we never voice.
written / published from Calgary, AB
morning walk: 6C/42F, another gorgeous day shaping up – calm, glorious walk on damp grass and floating on optimism …