My grandparents had fruit trees in their backyard. A persimmon tree, a pear, an apricot, a black cherry, a white cherry, and a couple berries. It was a ritual every summer to go there with all the cousins and pick ripened fruit from the trees. It was fun and at times it felt like a chore.
We were kids. We thought things were permanent.
Today, it has been years since last I picked up cherries from that tree. It has been years since my grandpa is gone; that placed is sold, demolished, rebuilt.
It makes me feel sad a bit lately.
C'est la vie!
PS: I got promoted to a Senior level, again. First time it was more than two and a half years ago when I got granted Senior R&D Engineer title, then down graded when moved to marketing, then back up again. Now as of yesterday I have the Senior Global Product Manager title. Now this is the kind of change I appreciate ;)