We reviewed this book this week in our symposium and had an interesting discussion about what it means to each of us. It basically comes down to how well a person deals with changes in his or her life, whatever those changes may be. Each person may relate it to a different personal challenge in his or her life at the time. Here is the basic outlines of the characters and what each of them represents:
- Sniff: sniffs out change early
- Scurry: scurries into action
- Hem: denies and resists change, fears it will lead to something worse than what he currently has
- Haw: Learns in time to adapt to change when he sees it leads to something better
We may not have the ability in our lives to decide what changes, but we each have the ability to choose how we will react when things change in our lives. We can choose to be one of these characters.