The shelves behind the glass used to be loaded with rarely used family china, its gleaming ranks changelessly
presiding in the dining room while the child Fairweather played on the carpet and executed crayon drawings, much admired by his eiders, at the dining table.
In the incredible sweetness of their memories, in the unspeakable solace of a life lived without question from birth to funeral bier in a spiritual tradition changelessly
spanning countless centuries, the good women of Temple Beth Tefila exchange knowing glances and let go a little giggle, like a bubble that rises and bursts and disappears.
She observes her mind, which sits there like a crow on a fence, changelessly
monitoring her changing body, doggedly discriminating between Now and Then.
Like Rilke's angel, Carruthers hovers changelessly
over this absurd social panorama, ceaselessly pursuing his equestrian delights.
Events are changelessly
ordered according to whether they are before, after, or simultaneous with other events.