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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Nothing Lasts Forever

Nothing Lasts Forever

Those of us that have some life experience know that everything is ever changing.  However, subtle everything evolves constantly.  As long as I bring it to mind, try to think of anyone thing in your life that has not changed.  I personally have caught myself saying, “I’ve always known that this is the one thing that will always remain constant."
As an example that may come to mind is a mother’s or father’s love for a child.  I would like to think that with time love grows.  In some documented cases it actually can diminish based on such things as mental illness.  The extreme being where a parent or off-springs become estranged or worst.

Another example could be my love for my wife, I know that over the years, my love for my wife has become stronger (changed for the better).  On a more material level, a house might appreciate in value (dependent on the economy) but the actual condition of the house will deteriorate (weathered) or improve depending on level of maintenance.

This post is triggered by today's headline news about extreme weather around that USA, and the world for that matter.  We as individuals need to maintain vigilance on our local environment (the area where we dwell).  Counties in Texas that haven’t ever experienced floods are now under water and worst yet, because of the unpredictability of the situation many lives have been lost.

I realize that high value is placed on water front property, be it ocean, lake or river, but analyze the history of the area for flooding, if ocean front, storms (tropical or otherwise) even tsunami due to earthquakes across the ocean.  Oil spills are also not uncommon anymore (think Santa Barbara CA, or even, the Exxon Valdez, Washington State).

I like to brag that I live in the Pacific Northwest by choice because of the mild weather, and I am correct to a degree.  25 years ago our beautiful Spring (1980) was disrupted for a year plus by the eruption of Mt. St. Helen.  Speaking of the Pacific Northwest there is the sword hanging over our heads that someday Mt. Rainier could erupt (I live less than 67 miles from the base of the mountain). While I love the northwest, I would be the first to relocate at the first rumblings of Mt. Rainier.

So when I talk about inevitable change at least in this instance, I am thinking about the constant safety of where we live.  Don’t ever assume that you are safe because so far you have always been.  I’d rather be thought of as a worry-wart than find my family in danger because I assumed otherwise.  My prayers go out to all those people that find themselves in the path of extreme weather.  The best is yet to come……….

1 comment:

  1. The world has many hidden disasters wherever you live, Some are just presently more active than others. Well written my friend!