Friday, 20 April 2012

All change, please.

Ben Eine - CHANGE

Urgh, change. What a hassle.

There you are, trotting along nicely when all of a sudden in comes change; expensive, shocking, annoying change, ballsing up your finely tuned plans with the latest startling revelation.

Change is the friend who lets you tell your happy news, before dropping in their own and stealing your thunder. It's that idiot who walks in the room and makes everyone say "Oh, God, not you again. Haven't you done enough?"

In short, change is a bastard.

But you know, as much as change gets in the way of an otherwise happy life, I'm struggling to think of a time where something good hasn't come out of it.

Break-ups lead to a better social life and new, improbably brilliant friends.

Change makes you realise that your parents will never say "I told you so" when you crash, burn, and return home (again). The neverending search for employment - weirdly - always seems to lead to a better job than all the ones you coveted along the way.

Previously reliable friends might suddenly call time on your living arrangement, but then you find yourself living in an area of London you've liked for ages, with a new, equally single housemate and a commute that takes you on a daily bus tour through your favourite parts of the city.

Change can cost more money per month, but it can also give you an original wood floor and massive windows. It can leave you without internet or TV for a while, but give you conversation over a glass of wine instead.

When you think about it, change isn't out to piss you off, it's just showing you another way to do things.

Change isn't that bad, really.

But if things could just stay like this for a little while, then I'd really rather like it.


Dominic said...

I quite like change. I just wish that the changes over the last few years had involved less broken bones and head injuries :)

Ruby Tuesday said...

Glad to hear that you are enjoying your new place. Things always work out for the best, even if it doesn't seem likely at the time! R x

Anonymous said...

A nice positive way to look at things! So the saying 'it may not seem like it at the time but sometimes things work out for the best' is true :-)

Anonymous said...

Happy New Home! And embracing change :-) X

Ellie said...

It's the only constant.

London-Lass said...

Oo ... wooden floors and massive windows ... and glasses of wine and conversation.

Throw a cuddly dog in and some chocolate and you've got yourself a slice of heaven.

Please Don't Eat With Your Mouth Open said...

Dominic - That's less change, more painful break, no?

Ruby - You're right there. Funny, isn't it?

Chapati - Long time no see! You are, as ever, correct.

Treacle - Thank you! I will embrace the change like a massive slightly awkward bear.

Ellie - Truedat.

Londonlass - Cuddly dog. Damm! I knew something was missing.


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