Subtle Changes

Summer’s transition to autumn in northeastern Pennsylvania begins with subtle changes.  A leaf or two on a tree begin to turn color then branches on an entire tree transition from summer’s greens to autumn’s yellows, oranges or reds.

The subtle changes become prominent as the vibrant colors explode.

Cataract surgery this week opened my awareness of how we sometimes don’t notice the subtle changes in life.  Today my left eye sees a page with vibrant white while my right eye sees a page resembling an antiquated, yellowed leaf discolored by time.

Seeing the difference shocked me!

I wonder what other subtle changes have changed my ‘vision’ in life over the years.  Would recognition of those changes also shock me?  Have I become more judgmental?  Intolerant?  Indifferent?  Jaded?

Time’s subtle changes tend to hide until something cuts the cloud from our vision, opening our sights to what once was valued.

What clouds block unrecognized altered visions you may hold? Being aware of them brings them to the light, an eye-opening experience.

About Kathy Ruff

Kathy Ruff is a seasoned, freelance business and inspirational writer and author of the Sharing Peace on the Path blog.
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