It is inevitable that things change, it's nothing that can be stopped. I for one find it very interesting how that empty old shop on the corner was remodeled into a restaurant that only lasted 3 months. It's now an empty old restaurant. It's the subtle changes that make us realize we are getting older.
I remember that many years ago I could barely even see over the hood of the old Bronco the family used to have. And when riding in it my mother would always have the radio on that station. I was looking for it this morning on the Hi-Fi, turns out it isn't 98.3 FM anymore, but 105.2 FM. Infrastructure is ever changing these days in my city.
One can't even observe the historic brewery from the highway, because there are now many of apartment buildings coming up downtown now. A few years ago our humble little skyline didn't include this one hotel which I think is too close to a shining symbol of our city. Almost like an urban upheaval if you will.
This is not to say I have a dislike of the urbanization, only that it somewhat, well saddens me a touch. I know that things will never remain the same. However seeing things that one grew up with start to disappear can be sad to see. These little things let us know that the world will stop for no one person.
I will be comfortable knowing, or remembering, where I came from and reminiscing in the memory of days gone past but also looking towards the future.