5.06.2009

My Favorite Quote

I sometimes read this quote for a little perspective. It depicts the world as I see it: complicated, but ultimately balanced.

"For everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven:
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 break down, and a time to build up;
A time to weep, and a time to laugh;
A time to mourn, and a time to dance;
A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
A time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
A time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
A time to rend, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
A time to love, and a time to hate;
a time of war, and a time of peace."
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

Needless to say, one of my favorite songs is The Byrd's Turn Turn Turn. (Did you know they first came out with that song in 1965? Here's a clip from the Ed Sullivan Show. David Crosby was cute as a button!)

(No commentary on Christianity or the Bible intended here. I see this quote as being wonderful without any of the trappings of religion.)

3 comments:

Wendy said...

Yes, I do remember that show.

OK, I'm old. Was 10 in 1965.

WendyB_09

Tania said...

Cleaning my office I came across a page of declarations, and my favorite is the last one

"If I have to choose between being cool or being silly I'll always choose silly. Being silly is cooler in the long run, anyway"

(from memory, might not be quite right)

Anne C. said...

I like that one, Tania. I much prefer to be silly myself. :)