Good Morning, God!
It has come to me that the regularity of the Moon may well be one of the reasons I love it. It cycles so predictably! I can check my calendar. Plan in advance. Count on it.
So many other elements of my life — really my world — seem more changeable than I would like. Just last Sunday a friend was confessing ruefully that while he says he loves change — and honestly thinks he loves change — he is resisting switching from his old computer program (Word) to another (Pages).
Oh, God! I so understand! I remember when I bought iLife ’11 and was so upset — yes, angry even — when it turned out all the things I knew how to do in iPhoto had been “hidden!” Aargh! On one, perhaps two occasions, I might even have raised my voice against the lovely staff at Apple Care.
Sigh. As I told folks at the retirement residence at which I worked until recently, “We are all victims of involuntary upgrades!” Bad enough our memories are not “water tight,” without having programs we know and love morph on us.
Changes far exceed involuntary upgrades, God! Entire mindsets get turned upside down — backgrounds become foregrounds and visa versa. Take the article in the March 2011 Discover magazine The Ecosystem Inside. (Click the title to hear it.) It turns out taking antibiotics is like setting off an internal “bomb,” hoping more bad guys die than good guys. We have 20 times more microbes (bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc.) inside us than we have cells! Like 200 trillion! And lots of our troubles come because we have damaged the Good Guys to the point they can’t protect us from the Bad Guys. Good bacteria? Shoot, God, it’s hard to keep up!