And a time to settle down…

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                                And a time to settle down… CC by Umberto Nicoletti @Flicker

And a time to settle down…

While I respect religion, I’m not a religious person. At school, religion was part of the syllabus; yet, as with many other subjects, information got lost somewhere in space while I was busy daydreaming. Therefore, I remember little from those lessons.

Only today did I remember this excerpt from Ecclesiastes 3, as I’m at that point in life where you have to accept and digest certain facts. There is a time for everything, and especially now with more experience and time on my back, do these words ring true. The time has come to ease into settling down and quietly accept that life has it’s own terms and they aren’t mine to change. (a time to kill still doesn’t seem to fit into my equation unless it has some other hidden meaning…)

Ecclesiastes 3 

A Time for Everything

There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens:

a time to be born and a time to die,
a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,

a time to love and a time to hate,

a time for war and a time for peace.

My own addition: a time to go crazy and a time to settle down…

Any you might add?

2 thoughts on “And a time to settle down…

  1. Delfin

    I might add that the King James Version of the Bible sounds so much better. The rest is fine, of course. You deliver a good point, per usual.

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