This following is a passage that needs to be read slowly. I can almost hear the poet, Amanda Gorman, reading this with her slow and steady cadence in her smooth voice emphasizing key words of her choice while Angela Mayou and Cecille Tyson look down upon her from heaven as they listen with soft grace and approval.
This is from the Old Testament and much of that reads like poetry, so I figured it would be okay to share.
"To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: A time to be born, 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 get, 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
Isn't that lovely?
Apparently, there is a time to blog and also a time not to blog from April to November of 2021 for me! And did anybody else think while reading this that it has definitely been a time for all of us across the world to refrain from embracing anyone who doesn't live in your household indeed?!
I spent a ton of time gardening and making things for the yard this summer and then I have also been learning to refurbish furniture. Lots of sanding and chalk painting and learning about wood furniture. It has been my creative outlet especially because I haven't been writing, as you know, and it has been restorative to my soul at a time in my life where it has been so desperately needed.
I am planning to write something in response to Hermoine's announcement regarding the new kind of LOL day on the 19th. But, I thought I'd look around my dusty blog a bit in the meantime and do a little brainstorming on how and what to share with you all on Love Our Lifestyle. And all I can say about that as well as finally having some spanking time with Storm this weekend is, "It's about time!"