... I hope this round of change is at least coming about with some gentleness--or, failing that, some swiftness. No matter how badly needed, I always find change to be traumatically mortifying, as much a cause for anguished trepidation when said change approaches, as for wholehearted relief in its aftermath.
...Physically, the human body is built to sustain extraordinary transformations of all kinds--but never for very long. Those of us who aim to make transcendent change a way of life will always risk serious consequences to our lymphatic, cardiovascular, and nervous systems. In theory, the serenity implicit in the phrase, 'transcendent change' should counter those risks, but I, for one, am too much of an adrenaline junkie to take this for granted....