With great feeling, I said to a client wrestling with an important decision: "Don't worry, there is a time for everything under heaven."
Some deep corner of my memory conjured up this thought from the Book of Ecclesiastes.
I’m not the biblical type, so I probably first heard the words as a child when my mother played Pete Seeger records, including Turn! Turn! Turn! Or maybe it was listening to the Byrds’ hit on a transistor radio. Whatever the source of my memory, here’s the King James Version:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
I leave the debate about the deep meaning of this wonderful text to biblical scholars – not to mention fans of both Pete Seeger, Roger McGuinn and the rest of the Byrds – but a few things stand out for me:
Enjoy your time,
My family, relationships, movement, nature, flexibility of mind, exploration of alternative perspectives & openness are central to my life.