There’s a song I like at the moment: Clouds by Newton Faulkner.
The line: ‘Something’s bound to change’ struck me in a new way the other day. I considered the meaning of the word ‘bound’ and wondered if it could mean ‘bound’ in the way something is bound by a rope: tied up, unable to escape.
It occurred to me that’s what life is like: ‘bound’ to change. We live in a constant state of flux; nothing stays the same for long, we’re tied to things changing.
|'Stop looking down at the ground,|
just pick it out of the clouds.'
– Newton Faulkner
It’s no secret I’ve been having a tough time in recent months and perhaps that’s why these words resonated. A few weeks ago I couldn’t imagine things might change for the better – ever – but, of course, they have. As I said: nothing stays the same for long. I’m back at work, my mood’s improved, and I’m picking up my projects/social life again.
As a good friend always reminds me when I’m struggling: ‘This too shall pass’.
It’s a good thing to remember: things do change. Even though, sometimes, we can’t see or conceive what might change, we can be pretty sure that something will. It’s bound to.
Next time life feels like it’s at rock bottom, knowing it’s felt that way before and things did improve might just help in the struggle to keep going until that ‘change’ happens.
It might even be as soon as a couple of weeks away. You never know.