Change: The Other Reoccurring Theme

I’m trying not to focus on the chaos of an unexpected flood in our apartment bathroom—the mess, the stress, the sticky negotiations with building management, the inconvenience, the cost, the demolition, and whatever comes after that…

Instead, I’m trying to focus on how this mini disruption (ok, big disruption depending on who you talk to) will eventually improve our lives. Bring us the shiny, updated bathroom we’ve never had in all our years living in New York City. And anyway, I’ve been moaning about wanting change, haven’t I? Well, haven’t I?!

This morning, I’m choosing to focus on how pretty the light is on my walk to work…

and on all the things that make me smile along the way…


And of course, on the prevailing theme that guides and inspires me…

Wishing you all a little Smallpeace this Tuesday.

About Smallpeace

Michele Karas is a poet, essayist, and longstanding professional copywriter, who currently works for a top-five US book publisher. Her poems and prose have appeared in literary journals, including Tinderbox, THRUSH, Alaska Quarterly Review, and Narrative magazine, among others. Michele holds a BA in Journalism from San Diego State University and an MFA in Creative Writing from CUNY, The City College of New York. Find her on Twitter @small_peace.
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4 Responses to Change: The Other Reoccurring Theme

  1. Touch2Touch says:

    Sorry to hear about your troubles —
    Glad it hasn’t affected that photographer’s keen eye —
    (that disintegrating red door paint job is a knockout)

  2. Rick Wilkins says:

    What a lovely article to read today. Love the photos, too.

    Keep on keepin’ on.

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