Gone but not forgotten. The Golden Gate Bridge was one of my favorite things at Disney California Adventure during Christmas. The mini icon was always fun but to see it dressed up in garland and lights… well, that’s something San Francisco hasn’t got. Sometimes change can be tough, especially when we’ve developed a fondness with what’s familiar. Admittedly, I am a sentimental person and change is something that I don’t always enjoy. Then I remember that change has to happen. Things have to change, to move, to grow, to pass on and to start again. Life is a constant continual cycle of beginnings and endings. Beginnings are almost always exciting, fragrant with the fresh aroma of hope and bustling with the energy of optimism. Endings are often bittersweet. What makes change easier is the understanding that what has changed is never really lost. We can carry it with us, if we choose to, by remembering. In that way it’s almost as if change were life’s way of recycling or repurposing, if you will, and what we are left with are memories.