Photo of Da day @ Da Pine #238

“A Change Is Gonna Come”

I was born by the river in a little tent
And just like that river I’ve been running ever since
It’s been a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it willIt’s been too hard living, but I’m afraid to die
Cos I don’t know what’s out there beyond the sky
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it willI go to the movie
And I go down town
somebody keep telling me don’t hang around
Its been along time coming
But I know a change is gonna come, oh yes it willThen I go to my brother
And I say brother help me please
But he winds up knockin’ me
Back down on my kneesThere were times when I thought I couldn’t last for long
But now I think I’m able to carry on
It’s been a long, a long time coming
But I know a change gone come, oh yes it will
Sam Cooke’s haunting civil right protest and blue’s tune from 1965 is one of my go to songs. I listen to it when I have the blues and need lifting up. I go to it when I am feeling up and need to feel blue.
No I wasn’t born in a tent, let alone by some river, but to me that is not at all what the song is about. It is about the promise and inevitability of change.
Change can be so hard and slow or extremely fast. I find it the hardest to make changes in myself, little, big and anything in between.
I made this photograph of an old barometer that hangs on the back of an old shed in my backyard. My grandfather (PaPa Jim) could forecast the weather with this instrument. He tried to teach me how to read the changes, but I was interested in changes other than weather. Now I am PaPa Jim and I long for all the things I could have learned and changed.
However afraid we are of change, the question that we must ultimately answer is this: What’s the greater risk? Letting go of what people think or letting go of how I feel, what I believe, and who I am? ~ Brené Brown
Don’t fight change so much on your journey†††nada te turbe†††jim

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