Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Change and Donuts

I think I'm a bit obsessed with change. Some people have a hard time with it. I seem to thrive on it. It may sound silly but I am constantly amazed year after year at the change of seasons even though the same seasons happen every year. Time changes, weather changes, age changes, people change...what's that old saying? The more things change, the more they stay the same! I think most of us believe that. I think about this latest adventure for Matt and me. There's nothing really "the same" about this one at all. Because it's all so new, I find myself looking for places or things that might feel familiar knowing it will feed my confidence and help me feel safe (metaphorically) in discovering the newness of it and be more accepting of all the changes. It's a creature comfort thing in the midst of the unfamiliar and of course I never know what I'm going to find. With this in mind, not long ago a friend of mine and I went out check out yet another mall in the city and guess what I found...a Krispie Kreme donut store! I did not see an Arabic "hot to go" sign, but that doesn't mean it wasn't there, but can I tell you how confident I felt after seeing that place??!! It's the little things... Abu Dhabi is such a mixture of old world meeting the new world. Each one compliments the other and "change" threads itself into everyday life here very quickly. The unpaved side roads right next to huge lighted boulevards, the small family businesses right next to huge highrise buildings, the art of such an old and historic language used in creating their very contemporary world...all visible change and all visibly fascinating. Change is good...

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