And so, from hour to hour we ripe and ripe,
And then from hour to hour we rot and rot,
As You Like It II:vii:28-9
Is our "life is change" & "hurrah for growth" rational the result of needing to accept that our lives are change & growth? Forced gaity over unchangable facts? Can we even conceive what a life without change - a permanent life - would be like? I'm not sure I can.