The Latin phrase says that times change, and we change with them. But the illustration reminds us that we can face backwards and might even gain an umbrella along the way. This illustration encapsulates our Oddfellow approach to life. We're reminded of a moment in childhood, when the family car was passing by a horrendously stinky paper manufacturing plant. We suggested that everyone breathe through their mouths until we moved out of range of the stench. Our kid brother — with all the wisdom of the eternal twelve-year-old — sneered derisively, announcing what was obvious to him, that we'd be inhaling the fumes either way. We remained silent, too dumbfounded to communicate what was obvious to us, that just because one has to breathe it doesn't mean one can be forced to smell it. So, too, in this illustration — just because the pony is charging ahead doesn't mean we can't look whichever way we choose and keep an eye out for an umbrella and medicine bag to make the journey more bearable.