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Despite my love for all things autumn, the changes the season brings with it can be off putting—the transition from warm to cooler weather, from a sunny to a rainy season and from longer to shorter days. Change can be difficult, but it is an inevitable part of life. Sometimes, we take it in stride, and at other times, we may crumble from exhaustion.
Change can be difficult, but it is an inevitable part of life.
In seasons of change, I have found a place of refuge—books. I immensely enjoy reading my favorite books like the “Harry Potter” series and “Little Women” or memoirs by people who have experienced the depth that life has to offer. It is in these safe spaces where I transcend into stories outside of my own and find comfort in the familiarity of well-known narratives amidst the changes happening around me.
Entering into spaces of familiarity, even if it’s simply by opening the pages of a great book, creates room for comfort and rest in the midst of transition. With change comes new experiences, new dreams, new hurts, and new unknowns, but there is always comfort to be found when we create space for the familiar.
It is in these safe spaces where I find comfort in the familiarity of well-known narratives.
In times of change, let’s carve out time to appreciate the things and people we hold dear. Let’s remember to keep them close when we are faced with the discomfort of the unknown.
Emma Dixon, the Darling family