All Will Be Well

In case you didn’t know, everything and everyone is transient. I had that driven home these past three weeks after a coffeemaker, a dryer, a timer on a water heater, four acquaintances (when I first started this post it was three) and an aunt went into the great beyond. Well, the dryer saw the light but then a nice man brought it back into the land of the living for a measly $60. I’m reminded of a short story by Margaret Atwood called “Happy Endings” where she gives five different variations of a story revolving around a couple. In the story she states, “The only authentic ending is the one provided here: John and Mary die. John and Mary die. John and Mary die.” Her message being everything dies or moves on.

The good news is this includes times of change too. Eventually, what was change will become the status quo. In the words of Julian of Norwich and the Gabe Dixon Band, “All will be well.”  Let it be so.