"Weeping may endure for the night,
but Joy comes in the Morning"
Sometimes it is up to us to decide how long we will weep
Sometimes the night remains as long as we'll have it's company
Solomon, the wisest man of his time, tells us in Ecclesiastes,
that there is a time to weep
it is even important to weep
to mourn loss
to let grief run its course
that is how we honor the past
and even the pain
that is part of the person we've become
and the tears we shed become a tribute
to that time gone by...
But the burial ground of Time-Gone-By
is not a place to settle down
it is a place to leave behind;
We were not made to tarry too long among tombstones
We were meant to walk in the Land of the Living
There is a time to turn our back to where the sun set
There is a time to turn and face the Sunrise
and the Brand New Day that it brings...
There is a time to let go of the past,
-- even the precious parts of the past --
so that our hands are free to be filled
so that our hearts can hold new love
so that Morning can come
and Joy can begin again...
"You have turned for me my mourning into dancing;
You have put off my sackcloth and clothed me with gladness."
"Light of a Clear Blue Morning"