While birth and death are part of the cycle of life, one doesn't expect institutions to change. But they do, like lipstick colors.
My favorite lipstick used to be a lipstain by Origins, Azalea. It was the perfect shade and coverage. (This is not it.) I've moved on. Burt's Bee's makes a Rhubarb color that is very nice. As a woman, I've come to accept my favorite perfumes and lipsticks and face creams will all go away - someday. I'm mentally prepared to change and evolve.
But I am surprised by Martha Stewart's inability to keep my favorite magazines afloat. I've loved and lost magazines before. I still mourn the loss of Budget Living. I flip through the books sometimes for inspiration. I tried to follow the editor to Country Living, but her "flavor" changed too much.
First Martha started Blueprint. But not for long. Then she started Body & Soul and re-named it Whole Living. Last week I got Family Circle in the mail. When I inquired as to why since it is so not to my taste, I was told it was considered a substitute for Whole Living (not sure in what universe), which had ceased publication. Sadness.
I take faith in the fact that another brilliant publication will be out soon. I'm on the scout now. (Please let me know if you see anything good.) And I know I'll love it, too.
Take-away - Life is about change. Nothing ever stays the same. (Thank you Patty Loveless.)