I am responding to Shafali’s Creativity Carnival cue-art, posted on the anniversary of September 11 attacks, with a quote.
I have responded to Shafali’s beautiful drawings now for a few weeks. Once with a comic on 2catsandacattledog.com. Once with my own poem and once with digital variations on her drawing. I didn’t want to opt out of this week’s cue-art challenge since I love her Creativity Carnival, but this is a feel good blog and I have had difficulty finding the words to transform this image into something ‘feel good.’
I don’t know if this is a cop-out or not, but I am going to answer the art with a quote.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the 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 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 King James Version (KJV)
I believe the words in this quote, and although there are many dark days in my life and in our world’s, there are many joyous ones as well, and a whole spectrum in between. There IS a purpose and time for everything and it is our choice whether we embrace or deny what is in the now, for that will decide whether our hearts stay open to life in all its complexities.
As always I am so pleased that you visited. Your comments warm my heart and put a smile in my day.
My fur family on 2catsandacattledog.com are enrolled in Writing 101 at Blogging U. But their assignment today: Use a quote or passage from something you’ve read, is what gave me the inspiration to answer the cue-art. So I submit this post to the class.