It seems that when something starts changing, everything else doesn't mind falling in line. Like whatever changes first gets to be the first domino that tumbles the rest of it all down. This isn't always good for people who don't like change.
Which is funny for someone who's seen so much of it in his life. Even if things haven't always been perfect, they've been stable in that. Comfortable in their sometimes disappointing way.
And then things change. And you venture off into something you've never seen or experienced before.
All you can do is hold on for the ride and hope "different" isn't "bad."