Sunday Dinner: Changes

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“Walking on the land or digging in the fine soil

I am intensely aware that time quivers slightly,

changes occurring in imperceptible and minute ways,

accumulating so subtly that they seem not to exist.

Yet the tiny shifts in everything-

-cell replication, the rain of dust motes,

lengthening hair, wind-pushed rocks-

-press inexorably on and on.”


Annie Proulx


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“When a pebble is thrown into a lake, everything,

down to the furthermost depths, moves with it.

… And if, afterwards, everything seems as it was,

the level of the lake has none the less been raised

by imperceptible, incalculable degree.

The old order has been overthrown –

– by a pebble.”


Théophile Thoré


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“Life and summer are fleeting,’ sang the bird.

‘Snow and dark, and the winter comes.

Nothing remains the same.”


Elyne Mitchell


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Photos by Woodland Gnome 2015




About woodlandgnome

Lifelong teacher and gardener.

4 responses to “Sunday Dinner: Changes

  1. First frost, and all is asparkle.

  2. Change is definitely the one constant.
    I really like the Théophile Thoré quote.

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