Cave Bear by Diana Muller

 “Change the cave and you change the bear”.

I’ve heard this purported old saying for years.  Never knowing who exactly said it first, I went along with the commonly held assumption that it was someone allegedly mystic and probably Tibetan.  But the more I think about it and since none of the aforementioned bastions of culture and philosophy can do any better, I’m going to call him Yogi.  In my mind, Ben may have been gentle, but Yogi knows a thing or two beyond pic-a-nick baskets.

Change is everything.  It is our Constant.  Exhibit A being Birth followed strongly by Exhibit B, puberty. It is front and center this week as we get ready to move.  I feel like I’ve been camping for a few weeks now with the house looking like a well-organized warehouse, boxes stacked neatly in rows. All is nearly ready for the movers to arrive, but I marvel at how, for not having much stuff….there always seems to be just one more box to fill; tape and label – once on the top and again on the front and upper right-hand corner.  I may be many things, but life’s too short to be unorganized in the face of daily change.

I remember my grandpa sitting on his porch with his iced tea and a fan.  People would tell him, ‘Come on old man, get up.  Get moving.  You can’t just sit there’.  He’d smile, turn down his hearing aid and whisper to me that the Earth was rotating at about 1,000 MPH and managing to orbit the Sun at 67,000 MPH – all at the same time.  “I think I’m moving as fast as I care too, thank-you very much.”  And with that, he’d return to his glass of tea.

Life has been moving at light speed around here of late and I’m ready for a change of place.  A new place that is still, safe and filled with Love.  I know my artsy-fartsy friends say it’s cute when they hear me talk like that, but frankly Scarlett…you know the rest.

I think Change is essential.  Filled with unknown and the potential for midnight crazies?  You bet.  But there’s no better way to reinvigorate the never-ending move towards being a better me than looking out the entrance of a brand new cave and approaching the new day with a new view.

“Change the cave and you change the bear”.

So there you have it.  Trusting you’ll draw your own conclusions and extract the Truth you need from this.  But I take no credit.  It’s Yogi that’s smarter than average bear and you my friend, are anything but average.  See you in two weeks.





Banner Coastal Redwood Forest by Eric E Photography is used with permission.

Visit Eric at: http://www.ericephoto.com or http://ericephoto.wordpress.com/


Cave Bear by Diana Muller – Pastel on Paper – Inspired by the Lascaux Cave Paintings: http://www.dianamuller.com/gallery/Pages/pages/CaveBearAdjusted.html

Yogi Bear: http://www.comicvine.com/yogi-bear/4005-7785/

Yogi Bear on the Move

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About dan4kent

Born and raised in the Midwest, Dan lives in the Chicagoland area. With a grown son from a previous marriage, he has since built a committed relationship of 33 years with his partner Rick, the Love of his Life. Having written his whole life, he blogged for years because he has to write…he can’t help it. Know the feeling? There’s ‘good‘ to be found in all of it. “If all I do is leave someone (or something) better than I found them, then I’ve done my part. Thanks for letting me grace your screen, if only for a little while.”
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