My dog is old. Change bothers her more than it used to. Putting the clocks back an hour last week knocked her off kilter for several days. I would have thought that growing older and therefore increasing one’s list of new experiences would make one more able to shift balance and stay on top of the wave of life’s ocean. Instead, more often then not, we still fall off the surfboard.
The same wave never happens twice in an ocean. But if it did, would we still fall off? Or, would we take the knowledge we have, use it, and manage to stay upright? Perhaps that would be a disappointment in the long run. Falling is, after all, part of the experience.