Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Nothing gold can stay

Nature's first green is gold,
Her hardest hue to hold.
Her early leaf's a flower;
But only so an hour.
Then leaf subsides to leaf.
So Eden sank to grief,
So dawn goes down to day.
Nothing gold can stay.
- Robert Frost

For some reason Robert Frost's poem has been echoing through my mind today. A couple of people at work are moving on to more exciting career opportunities, and a few have decided to take the ERO. So my workplace will not be the same, even if I decide to stay. The poem really captures that cosmic truth - nothing ever stays the same, or as some less eloquent souls have put it, "when you stop growing, you die."

If this is such a universal truth, how come people are so resistant to change, and cling to the known and experienced so tightly?


GardenGoose said...

in the known and familiar is a "sense of security" ..the waters are calm and have settled into a steady lull..with change comes uncharted territories..waiting to be discovered..responsibilities to be handled perhaps in a diferent way...with the familiar comes a sense of an old shoe that has been broken in...sometimes for some folks change is've got to work on getting the shoe to fit comfortably all over again..some are up to the challenge and embrace the new territory /the uncharted waters..the new voyage with gusto..some go a bit more slowly..sometimes needing a little push to make a life changing's all in being individuals though I think.(wow..I have just waxed philosophical here..deep 2 cents worth..LOL)
and I almost forgot..I wanted to invite you over to my blog for a little drawing I'm having this week.:0)

JANET said...

"Nothing gold can stay."
We say that every year when the ginkgo leaves on our backyard tree turn gold one day only to all fall off the next! We have to enjoy the gold while we've got it.
A lot of truth to the Frost poem.

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