While not always appreciated or even noticed, change is ever-present in each and every one of our lives. The majority of change is met with resistance; human beings are creatures of habits and long for the good moments to linger, as we will go to extensive measures to preserve our current life or self. Perhaps the most constant change is time, as it is ever passing and taking with it our youth and withering beauty. In this situation, the change, or time, is met with a resistance, which, in this case, are surgical procedures and other various tools used to manipulate the world to believe that although we are forty-two, we have defeated time and her ally change and retained our good looks and girlish figures of adolescence. However, more often than not, we forget that all of these are small victories, which add up to virtually nothing, as time is the Vietnam of all battles we will fight.
January 18, 2008