The cake has been baked and we are all ingredients. The beast of change and transition has a great appetite; we shall all be consumed. There will be those of us that are like the stray crumb and fall to the wayside, left to circumstances apart from the others. The rest of us will be digested and transformed from what we were to something new; a separation of that which gives life and creates anew and that which is no longer needed and rests in the ground. There is no need to fear the process. Instead, one must take the bold step to face it, knowing that there are things that will happen to us for which we have no control and therefore do all in our power to ride out the waves as best we can from start to finish.