Change is a constant, and mysterious, part of life. We are always changing, growing, and learning, even when we don’t feel it happening. Everything around us can stay exactly the same (our home, our town, our family or friends), but change will happen inside of us as we mature and grow. Or, the exact opposite is true. Everything outside of us can become completely different (a new home, a new town or a new school), but we may feel exactly the same on the inside. Sometimes we choose to change; at other times, change finds us.
Change can happen in the tiniest of ways. Sometimes it feels like a huge tidal wave. Experiencing change can make us very happy or make us feel extremely challenged.
In Walking the Tightrope, Esme and her Grandad Stan are going through an enormous change, even though everything around them looks the same as it has for years. Luckily, they have each other. The strong connection that we watch them develop, and their great love for one another, will ultimately get them to the other side of this very difficult transition that life has brought to them.