Day 2229: Loss and Change

Because I am so aware of loss and change right now, here are some quotes about “Loss and Change.”

Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight. — Marcus Aurelius

People lose people, we lose things in our life as we’re constantly growing and changing. That’s what life is, is change, and a lot of that is loss. It’s what you gain from that loss that is life. — Thomas Jane

When you have a tough loss, go through it and agonize. I had one loss that I still want to change, but at the same time I realize it is an important part of who I am. — Andrew Shue

There is so much inherent drama in the matter of change. Disappointment in yourself and others, coping with the fact that life is essentially a shipwreck, becoming a person you yourself could not imagine yourself to be, for good and for bad, and then ultimately there is the basic matter of loss. — Jane Hamilton

The garden is growth and change and that means loss as well as constant new treasures to make up for a few disasters. — May Sarton

Do you see loss and/or change in my photos from yesterday?









I changed my framing of “CARE” to “CA”  above because of an upcoming change:  I’m flying to CA for a group therapy conference in three weeks.  Chances are that I’ll experience and witness change,  loss, disasters, and treasures while I’m there.

I was very aware of the loss of Bob Marley yesterday, because of this:


Any thoughts or feelings about loss and change?

Something that doesn’t change: how I notice and share thanks with YOU.

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17 thoughts on “Day 2229: Loss and Change

  1. “Loss is nothing else but change, and change is nature’s delight. — Marcus Aurelius” absolutely true .

  2. It’s all about how we face it, I guess, Ann.

  3. I’m looking forward to the time when your knee photo question will be just a memory

  4. The May Sarton quote reminded me of her novel The Poet & The Donkey, and its message that sometimes the best way to deal with loss and change is with a new friend, like a donkey named Whiffenpoof.

  5. Interesting, I just had to go and see a crime scene where the lollypop killed the bbq sauce bottle,Leo has a good imagination, now let me think about loss and change yes they go together it isn’t always nice when we lose a loved one but it happens and we deal with it

  6. “It is almost banal to say so yet it needs to be stressed continually: All is creation, all is change, all is flux, all is metamorphosis.” -Henry Miller. I use this quote in a story called The Only Things Certain so I get you.

  7. Your inspiring blog has changed the world and made it a better place. ✿♥‿♥✿

  8. I’ve been asking myself if the number of losses we’ve encountered in the last few months are extraordinary, or if it’s just related to being my age. These quotes were calming to me, Ann. It helps to be reminded that loss and change are a part of ALL of us, and ALL the time. *sigh*

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