SOUNDTRACK: "Signs," by Badmarsh & Shri Featuring UK Apache, ALBUM: "Signs"
MOVIE: "Battle in Seattle," featuring Andre 3000 and some random white folks.
Transitions are hard: beginnings, endings, leavings, goings, growing, grinding, knowing, hustling, and going with the flow even if you don't really want to. Just waking up every day and going through the motions of brushing your teeth can be challenging. But living on the brink between the this and the that, is a tremendous challenge.
Transitions are a time for Big Decisions: planning, preparing, getting yourself ready for the next day, the next movement, the next rhythm. Like me, right now, I am moving into the weekend. Ready for community, relaxation, family, wine, and sunshine. But the week is still here, and I'm like "Damn. What am I supposed to do with this?"
This is the moment to recognize the desperate need to control the transformation, the shifts. Be aware of the shifts around you, and the ones you are causing.
There will be a cost. There's always a cost. Prepare for costs with the knowledge that they are coming, and learn to let go, fast.
You can't change everything all at once. You will notice more and more that you find yourself in a delicious conversation with the shifting, with the moving from the one to the next, that instead of wildin' out when it happens, you plan it out, you prepare for it, you play with it. Why not?
There is something in this process that begins to feel a little bit like the power you forgot you had before you even knew you had it. This Beautiful. Moment. Ours.
"Life is one big road with a lot of signs, signs and more signs. You gotta make up your mind to face reality all the time."
- UK Apache