I’ve been running crazy these last few days and just left a fittingly crazy lunch.  Some good future blog material along with some decent potential work came out of that 90 minutes.  After reenacting the high points in the parking lot with a fellow appreciator, I drove away south on I-69 in complete silence.  It is rare – in fact, almost never – that I drive without music or some information stream coming loudly through the speakers.  But today, I wanted to hone in on one special subject matter.

My memory is decent.  Ok, it’s like a steel trap.  I was purposely recalling specific memories, all of which were making me smile.  Upon so doing, I was immediately reminded of another one of my favorite Salinger quotes… Certain things, they should stay the way they are. You ought to be able to stick them in one of those big glass cases and just leave them alone.

Sometimes we can’t just leave things the way they are.  Sometimes, for the greater good, things have to change. 

No one likes it.  Change sucks, frankly.  Unless you’re going about it with a mustard seed of hope.  Hope that both the greater and the good are fulfilled in ways which somehow even surpass what we had previously, if only momentarily, imagined.

In the words of the late great Christopher Reeve:  Once you choose hope, anything is possible.