The tense turns mellow.
A geek turns wild child.
The stickler turn non-conformist.
We’ve asked why. We’ve assumed reasons – the whats and whens and whos.
But perhaps the real question of how matters more.
How did this situation cause you to make adjustments to life?
How had this person convinced you to detract from your usual self?
How could an incident have resulted in such a transformation?
Perhaps an unconscious move; otherwise, a deliberate choice.
Why do people change, and for better or worse?