“Movie India:” Embracing change

December 3, 2013


When we’ve had a time in our lives that was so wonderful, so much fun and during which we were so happy, it’s only natural to want to go back there, if only in our mind’s eye.

But we can’t live there.

I like to think of it like a fabulous vacation: We’re enjoying the sights and sounds of a new destination and having the time of our lives. And yet, if we lived there, it wouldn’t stay fresh and new and it might not be anywhere near as much fun.

No, change is the nature of living, and to live fully we must adapt. I was reminded of this just the other day:

When one does adapt,  my God! The riches that are available!

There is no past that we can bring back by longing for it, only a present that builds and creates itself as the past withdraws.

~Judi Dench’s character in the Best Exotic Marigold Hotel

Wise words. And why I love really good writers.

What, you think I believe Judi Dench actually SAID that herself?  🙂

(Don’t worry–more on my trip and “real” India tomorrow!)

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