As I left the faculty meeting, where a lively discussion around the topic of the staff selection committee picking a the new principal occurred, the AP said to me, “It is hard. Nobody likes change.”
With this thought in my mind, I read a few hours later, my colleagues funny “slice” about window treatments. (Click HERE if you want to read it). He beautifully describes the view out his windows, a view he can see thanks to his new kitchen windows. A view that CHANGES from season to season.
As I sit at my laptop this morning, it is raining. Yet, my phone just alerted me to the fact that just to the west and north, that precipitation is falling as snow and some schools are closing. I am glad to see it is just rain where I am. I am ready for winter to end. I am ready for the CHANGE.
Why do we seem to embrace the CHANGE of the four seasons?
Why don’t we have the same feeling of renew and rebirth when the PEOPLE around us change?
One might say it is the fear of the unknown. I know what winter is like – the bare trees covered with a layer of white after a snowfall. I know how then the buds blossom to become pastel colors. I look forward to smelling lilacs again. I know how refreshing it feels to dive into the pool on a hot summer day. I know the sound of the fallen, crisp, colorful leaves while hiking in October. I know and like that feeling that comes when the news announcement reads “DCPS schools closed due to the weather” after an overnight snowfall.
Maybe we do like CHANGE.