Monday, October 15, 2012

Turn, Turn, Turn

1There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under heaven:

2a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,

4a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

9What does the worker gain from his toil?

10I have seen the burden God has laid on men.

11He has made everything beautiful in its time. He has also set eternity in the hearts of men; yet they cannot fathom what God has done from beginning to end.

12I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.

13That everyone may eat and drink, and find satisfaction in all his toil—this is the gift of God.

14I know that everything God does will endure forever; nothing can be added to it and nothing taken from it. God does it so that men will revere him.
Ecclesiastes 3, New International Version

Where were you in November 1965? Although I was but a wee one at the time, a favourite song then (as now) was/is "Turn, Turn, Turn" by the Byrds. The tune always comes to mind this time of year as Mother Nature paints my world with vibrant colours and the leaves turn, turn, turn in the Autumn breeze. So for old times' sake, here are the Byrds:

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