“To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.”

– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

I did this photo on my father’s birthday, 2 years after he passed away. It’s one of my favourites, and I keep thinking about it a lot, lately. The phrase is better known as the lyrics from the #1 song “Turn! Turn! Turn!” by The Byrds.

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My Mom has this hanging, huge, above the fireplace in her living room. The imagery means a lot of different things, to a lot of different people. When I did it, it was way of grieving – of coming to terms that everything happens for a reason.

That everything happens in its own time, in it’s own season.

That transformation is part of the big picture. The cycle of life, death, and rebirth. This photo has always spoke to me of grieving, and letting go.

Letting go of my Dad.

“Autumn shows us how beautiful it is to let things go”

Today, it means something new to me. It’s moved into a new season.

Rebirth.

Apparently, a new season is on the horizon.

Finally.

 

To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal …
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance …
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.

– Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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