We go through seasons in life where everything we know is turned upside down.
Sometimes the things that we least expected to happen, even though we may have known they were a remote possibility, shock us because they do happen.
It can throw us for a six, it can destabilize us, it can confuse us, it can change the whole backdrop of our life and realistically all that just might happen… For some unknown reason I always live with the thought that the backdrop won’t change, I’m sure that I’m not the only one believing that!
People in scenes of our life come and go. We just never know where the story line will take us and which characters will make come-back appearances, which ones will take starring roles and who the villains may be.
The beautiful thing is that even though we may not see it right now, we will find joy in the new backdrops of life, it might take a little while but they just might have the most beautiful colours, patterns and textures.
In most theatrical plays there is rarely one backdrop. They change as the scenes change and the story progresses. We need to keep this in mind and let it bring us peace. Who ever said life was a monologue? And we must realise that we do not live in a box… Life is a dialogue and we live it wherever we take it!
The bigger picture becomes obvious when we consider the difference between a backdrop and a landscape. Landscapes change every time we turn our heads, or look in a different direction whereas a backdrop stays the same. The landscape is fluid and motion everyday, wherever we go, whomever we meet, the things we can’t always control, and a result of the community, family and country that we live in.
A backdrop is only one scene in the play of our life and so its bound to change countless times as we don’t live life in one room. However sometimes we get comfortable with a scene, with the backdrop, with the ‘room’ we are in and we are not ready when the time comes and we look up and the next scene has arrived.
Hopefully you can find something to appreciate about the backdrop to the scene you are in right now. We do know at least that these things always teach us something, and usually we change and grow as well… every life scene ensures we are never the same as we were the day before! Have a good look around and know that you will make it through the uncomfortable transitions!
Just something to think about!