David Bowie wrote the following lyrics in 1971.

Turn and face the strange
Don’t want to be a richer man
Turn and face the strange
There’s gonna have to be a different man
Time may change me
But I can’t trace time

I have heard the song literally a thousand times through the Golden Years (sorry, I couldn’t resist that one), and the lyrics always made me think about what Bowie was actually saying. I’m still no closer to any deep cosmic meaning behind the words today, but those words do give me pause.

I am making a big decision in my life very soon. It isn’t one that comes easily, but I have always heard that the best things are seldom easy, especially in the beginning. I am making promises to myself that I desperately want to keep. I’m not sure of any particular reason why this is happening to me now, as opposed to any other day in my life, but that is what makes life fascinating.

Before there is any mistaken interpretation, the decision and the resulting change will be positive, and should benefit everything else in my life. That includes building an even stronger relationship with Hal. I’m excited and nervous and a little scared all at the same time. Things won’t happen in a day, it will be a long process for me. The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.

Be Kind to one another

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