Chapter 6 page 3

A wooden bridge with a small gazebo at the opposite side spans a river lined with trees. It is lush and green, and the faint silhouette of a person can be seen on the other side. The same bridge appears in a winter scene, covered with snow. The trees are bare, and no one is there. Similarly, a view from the bridge of the river, full of water and green plants, is followed by a cold wintry view. Patches of snow and dead grass can be seen in the dry riverbed.
That they can go away
and not come back?

That they can suddenly
or slowly
change completely?