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Note The Changes Over A Period Of Time – Journaling Prompt

February 14th, 2010 by Avital

Note The Changes In A person

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Journaling Prompt

I have recently come back from a visit back home. This time it’s been over a year since my last visit and a lot have changed. I was astonished by all the changes.

Some changes are subtle and creep up on you very slowly.

Such is a crack in the cement and a peeling of the wall and stains that keep on expanding until you climb up the staircase you used to climb on throughout your childhood and you cannot recognize it anymore. It looks old and disengaged. It became alien.

Such are wrinkles that add up one by one, until the wrath or love of time is boldly noted.

Having said that, some changes are rapid. They usually occur in children. A baby becomes a child.

In this layout I documented the changes in my youngest nephew: Ori (Who will be celebrating his 4th birthday this week). Ori is Asaf‘s brother. This is what the journaling reads:

A lot have changed during the year I’ve been away. His glamorous red curls have been cut down. His beautiful brown eyes were framed in glasses (bandaged after numerous accidents in kindergarten). However, two things remain exactly the same: the pacifier in his mouth and the wonderful spirit in his kind and warm little heart. I love Ori. A lot.

Document the changes you note in something or in someone after a long period of time you haven’t seen it or him.

Sometimes a day can be a long period of time and sometimes only after a decade changes start to become apparent.


Have you been startled by a change lately? share your thoughts by leaving a comment. I really want to hear so please share.

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4 Comments to “Note The Changes Over A Period Of Time – Journaling Prompt”

  1. Kimberly says:

    I was touched by your post. My daughter is 5 years old now and is in kindergarten. It’s amazing how much she has changed since she started school. All of the sudden my little girl is done and I have a big, grown-up girl. It’s fun to chat with her these days and listen to her stories about life and school. But I’m also very sad. I miss my cuddly little baby. How quickly things change.

    • Avital says:

      Thanks for sharing, Kimberly. Change can be both magnificent and cruel, just like time it self. You are very lucky to be able to watch your daughter changes right there, next to you and to take note of the change and cherish it as well as the memories of how things were before.

      I feel like my family back home, overseas, is changing in a way that creeps out on me and is farther than I can grip, document, capture and treasure.

      But I find solace in the slivers of times I AM able to capture.

  2. Only one remedy for the passage of time: appreciate every second we are given and scrap what is dearest to get a chance to live that moment again and share it with others through the generations!

    Great post and page Avital 😉