Weekly Photo Challenge: TRANSITION
“Light precedes every transition. Whether at the end of a tunnel, through a crack in the door or the flash of an idea, it is always there, heralding a new beginning.” Teresa Tsalaky, The Transition Witness
The interval between the decay of the old and the formation and establishment of the new constitutes a period of transition which must always necessarily be one of uncertainty, confusion, error, and wild and fierce fanaticism. John C. Calhoun
Transitions themselves are not the issue, but how well you respond to their challenges! Jim George
Step back in perspective, open your heart and welcome transition into a new phase of life. Linda Rawson
For this week’s Photo Challenge on TRANSITION, I went back to the familiar; the transitions we see in the changing seasons every year. I love nature and its cyclical shift of seasons. Each season brings about a period of transition from birth to death to rebirth and vise versa. It is very much like life… The order of my photo collage begins with Spring in Row 1, then Summer, Autumn/Fall and finally the cold, snowy days of winter. Yes, I live in a part of the world where we have clear and distinct seasonal changes and I’m very grateful for the transitions and all the changes that come with them. If you’ve been a reader of this blog, you know that the cold days of winter are not my favorite but, it does have its charm. By the same token, we transition from childhood to teen years, adulthood and finally our Old age. Each season of life brings its gifts and challenges and all add meaning to our lives. What comes to mind when you think of Transition?
“Author says change emphasizes what is happening TO us while transition emphasizes opportunity for growth within.” William Bridges, Managing Transitions
A lot of people resist transition and therefore never allow themselves to enjoy who they are. Embrace the change, no matter what it is; once you do, you can learn about the new world you’re in and take advantage of it. Nikki Giovanni
All humans change. Development is our life. Transition, in labor, is the most painful time. Without change, there’s no growth. Mimi Kennedy
I’ve always believed there are moments in our lives which can be defined as a transition between the before and after, between the cause and the effect. Benjamin X. Wretlind
How did the word – Transition – resonate with you? I enjoyed this challenge because it gave me an opportunity to share more of my nature shots. I spend time every day taking a few photos of things I see. I particularly derive joy from nature shots because they are close to the vein for me. Nature is a constant reminder of the grace and beauty we can choose to see in our troubled world. Nature reminds me that there is hope to be gained from the steady, consistent and constant shifts of season. In the cycle of life, change is imperative and we can go with the flow or resist it and stagnate. Transitions are not necessarily bad. Yes, they can be difficult but they are a fact of creation; all things live, die, rebirth and so we must learn to appreciate the present. Stay Safe! Stay inspired. Have a Happy Weekend!
My fellow bloggers were equally creative with their selections. Check out how others interpreted the theme – Transition – below.
This post was inspired by a prompt from WP Daily Post: Transition For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Perhaps a photo of your little one’s first steps, as they transition from baby to toddler. A sunset scene, as your world passes from day to night, or waves kissing a shoreline, the space between land and sea. For this week’s challenge, share an image that depicts transition. Let life itself be your muse.
Positive Motivation Tip: Enjoy the pleasures of life in nature and go with the flow of transitional shifts.
PHOTO CREDITS/ATTRIBUTIONS: All Photos copyrighted and from my Personal Collection.