Originally uploaded by lorenzodom
Don’t Go Changin’
You can’t. I learned that a hundred heartbreaks ago.
I still need to be reminded though, anyway, nonetheless, now and then and again, and again and again and again.
Woe to the wayfarer who tries, for by the time we pique and pop! and are wet between the ears we’re set—for life. The core of us remains the same from there on in.
And albeit we are ever-changing—where and when and with whom—the whys and wherefores of who we are rarely do.
The worrier will always worry, the dreamer always dream; the schemer will go on scheming, and the doer will just do.
That is why you can’t change a thing.
You can’t change him or her or them.
Revel in the beautiful moments, but move on if you have to.
For nobody ever really changes, once you know what love is.
Don't go changing, to try and please me
You never let me down before
Don't imagine you're too familiar
And I don't see you anymore
I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are
— Just The Way You Are, Billy Joel —
(R&O thank you for the inspiration)
Rose, Olive & Me