Circles of Change

Pumpkin Circles

Memory is a circle of love that’s not always pleasant. It allows us to experience the present so we can take action moving toward the open future. It offers a passionate place to stand. The present unties the circle giving us the opportunity to spiral that remembered past into a new direction while memory weaves it all back into another circle.

That probably makes no sense.

The painful changes I have experienced through my life have been to watch parents, and others, get sick, emotionally and physically, understanding and misunderstanding these things as caused by environmental, agricultural, medical or dietary mistakes I once thought of as progress. It’s not that it was all wrong. It just needed some kind of correction that didn’t make sense to me earlier. As we let the circle untie and spiral forward there is no reason not to trust that we will do our best to add what we can to make it, in spite of everything, more beautiful.

That probably also makes no sense, but it does to me, until it doesn’t, but that’s when I can look forward to the heartbeat opening the future once again.

HAPPY PUMPKIN ORANGE
AUTUMN CHANGES MAPLE RED
SPIRALS ROUND AND ROUND


Linked to K’lee and Dale’s Cosmic Photo Challenge with the theme circles.  I am also linking to dVerse Haibun Monday where Merril D. Smith is hosting with the theme changes or transitions.

Photos: “Pumpkin Circles”, above, and “Pumpkin Spheres”, below.

Pumpkin Spheres

Author: Frank Hubeny

I enjoy walking, poetry and short prose as well as taking pictures with my phone.

60 thoughts on “Circles of Change”

  1. I can relate to this line as we are always growing and moving on Frank: The present unties the circle giving us the opportunity to spiral that remembered past into a new direction while memory weaves it all back into another circle. From lessons of hindsight, I hope we can be better individuals.

    Love the pumpkin photos and looks like you are ready for Halloween.

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  2. It all makes perfect sense to me Frank …the words themselves don’t need to make sense very literally and clearly, they do convey exactly. I too feel so much that is seen as progress is being taken too seriously in a way that just doesn’t go well. All of us have these times of lessons that come from experiences or from discernment if we are able to sit back before making a choice.

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  3. Thank you for the thoughtful post. Yes, the circles and spirals make perfect sense to me. We see moments and movements reoccur throughout history–sometimes beautifully and sometimes tragically. Our own thoughts also circle round and round, and sometimes, too, we see physical traits passed down through generations.

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  4. Happy pumpkin season, Bjorn! This does indeed all make sense to me. I’ve often thought of life as a spiral….learning from mistakes….moving forward from them. With health too….an illness takes us back a bit but we rebound at the same spot we were and the spiral keeps moving forward. Sadly, with a very serious illness, sometimes ill health from old age, we may get well again, but the spiral doesn’t return to the same spot and it begins to spiral backwards. That’s when it truly gets tough.
    Thankful for every day! 🙂

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  5. “As we let the circle untie and spiral forward there is no reason not to trust that we will do our best to add what we can to make it, in spite of everything, more beautiful.”: This is inundated with such wisdom and thoughtfulness. I really liked this personal reflection of memories and the present taking it in a new direction.

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  6. Your thoughtful haibun brought to mind the DNA helix within us, spirals twisting into other spirals, all aping the cosmos. If life spiritually is a continuum then the cosmic circles, like those of the Olympics create the perfect vehicle.

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  7. You will know my favorite analogy is that of a rock,it’s sharp edges falling from a mountain face and tumbling down mountain streams arriving at last to the valley smoothened and honed by its journey. Your story reminded me our lives are like that. Hopefully we reach that state of contentment when we forgive ourselves for what we might have done wrong, and accept that we did the best we knew how at any given time. I hope you have reached that state of contentment, Frank!

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  8. Frank, I’m trying to make sense of it. I can see it , sort of, I love a passionate place to stand. We can take the past and bring it into the present and make something beautiful of it for the future. Circles within circles, a spirograph of sorts. I will keep reading it.

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  9. I definitely get this, Frank. Those circles and spirals that we can’t stop keep recurring. I like the way you describe it: ‘the present unties the circle giving us the opportunity to spiral that remembered past into a new direction while memory weaves it all back into another circle’. It does make sense!

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  10. like the circles in the insides of a tree, going round and widening with age and time, it might not make sense then but it might in future, a reflective haibun Frank and one that makes more sense the more times i read it.

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  11. SMiLes Frank Spirals and Circles
    Of Life both in PHI and PI
    Makes Plenty
    of Sense
    and Feel
    to me
    as Linear
    is More Illusion
    As Spirals and Circles
    Endlessly Now out of Time
    Distance and Space for True
    for now
    this
    is a
    Spiral
    and A
    Circle of me too..:)

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