She naturally loved solitary places, vast views, and to feel herself for ever and ever and ever alone.I used to believe that the only way I could change was if I had a peak experience, or a nervous breakthrough, or won a noisy battle with a relentless pattern. This emphasis on dramatic transition was a reflection of my dramatic early life, one where nothing ever seemed to happen subtly. But I was wrong. Some transitions do have to happen in the heart of intensity, but not all do. In fact, many cannot happen that way- the drama just intensifies the armor that surrounds the pattern. Instead, some patterns transform slowly, carefully, subtly over time. We unravel one thread, then another, then another, until the structure melts into the next way of being on our path. So much happens in the quiet within. So much.