The River of Life
When making an attempt to discuss stability and change in the same breath, it might seem rather incongruous. They are opposite in meaning. One way to look at this is to imagine a raindrop's traverse to the sea. A raindrop falls somewhere, and another, and another. They touch, form together, and become a puddle. The puddle then spills over its edge and begins to move ever so slowly downhill. It will mingle with other raindrops forming small rivulets which, in turn, will change into creeks, streams, and eventually into a mighty river. Although the droplets are ever changing, the river always remains stable.
Life is like that mighty river flowing to the sea. It goes on, incessant, never-ending, forever and ever. We are born, and another is born, and yet another. We jump into that stream of life swimming along like fish to the best of our ability. An individual comes and goes, is born and dies, but the stream of life keepspassing by.
Some like to think they made a big splash when they entered the stream, while others are just content to be borne along, and eventually complete the journey. In either case, all find that the trip only lasts for a fleeting instant in the grand scheme of life. The river continues to flow for eons unending.
Whether it is your parent, yourself, or your child in that stream, makes little difference, the stream is incessant. Remember, you are really but a drop of water along the path of that mighty river. You are a fluid commodity, but the river of life is as stable as this earth.