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DAWNING: Eccles/SonataGMinor                                             Catherine L. Johnson  2017

 

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WILLIAM XUCLA
Double Bass Recital 2008
Eccles: Sonata in G Minor

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A Sukuma mask, Tanzania 

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The Sukuma believe in spirit possession 
and
have a holistic lens of viewing the world as interconnected with all living things,
natural and supernatural.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sukuma_people

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BLES/SINGS of JOYGRACEAWELUMINOUSSACREDBRILLIANCE
to
THE BDaY SHAMANMAHN,
CHARLES!

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WITH SPARKLINGOCEANICLOVEAFFECTION,
CATHERINE

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SPARKLINGOCEANICLOVEAFFECTION TO DOROTHY + CHARLES!! XO

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DANCE

verb (used without object), danced, dancing.
1. to move one’s feet or body, or both, rhythmically in a pattern of steps, especially to the accompaniment of music.
2. to leap, skip, etc., as from excitement or emotion; move nimbly or quickly:

to dance with joy!

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DANCE

involving only

TWO people

is an

index/ indicator/ barometer of incandescent

JOY

 OR  

NO JOY

resonating ( or NOT) between those same two people.

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The senses are harkened when TWO people dance.

There are NO words  exchanged between them.

TOTAL  FULL-ON PRESENCE.

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IF the connection/relation is charged with POSITIVE electricity,

the POSITIVE electricity/ the vibration emanates

and 

is discernible to others!

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EXCITING OCCURRENCE:

when THE connection between two people

is  

AUTHENTIC/ REAL/ YESSSSSS,

anyone

can FEEL the POSITIVE  electricity,

majestic/vast constellation

sparking/breaking OPEN and through the night sky

when they are 2gether!

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Their vibration cannot/will not hide/deny!

IMPOSSIBLE!

IT’S A DIVINE GIFT – NOT planned/RANDOM!!

A  SACRED/BOUNTIFUL SOULFUL YESSSSSSS DANCE!!

 

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The DANCE of LOVE

LOVE is NOT a possession of another person.
LOVE does NOT control another person.
LOVE does NOT humiliate/intimidate/threaten/
imprison/shame or restrict another person.

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LOVE, authentic LOVE, honors/respects and SEES the other as a MARVEL, an illumination!

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LOVE = ENERGY!  

LOVE R/EVOLUTION!

LOVE = LUMINOUS!

LOVE = DANCING with JOY!

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REDBURNINGINFLAMES FLAGS,

PLEASE CLICK- CPR FOR YOUR LIFE:

https://goodmenproject.com/ethics-values/5-signs-youre-being-played-by-a-victim-fiff/
http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/emotional-abuse-of-men-men-victims-of-emotional-abuse-too/
http://www.healthyplace.com/abuse/emotional-psychological-abuse/effects-of-emotional-abuse-on-adults/
 

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LOVE NEVER FAILS + LOVE ALWAYS PREVAILS!

LOVE IS AN ENERGY + CAN’T/WON’T BE CONTAINED!

LOVE IS DYNAMIC/UNFOLDING JOY + FREEDOM!

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Simple sublime silent

RAPTURE

is the experience

of

AUTHENTIC LOVE

between TWO people

as well as  their

DANCE!!

YES, absolutely!

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Even their stillness glows:

the energy/ vibration/ fragrance/ balm of  transcendent/boundless happiness is  

visceral!!

Intuited.

 

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DANCE is A/LIVE!! 

DANCE is JOY!!

DANCE is LETTING GO!!

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DANCE  

between

lovers/ best friends

is

SPRINGTIME!

Their

ENERGY

radiates

JOYOUSHAPPINESS!!

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beautiful

DANCE

of two collaborative people

is

beautiful

 because it is a DYNAMIC testament

of

FREEDOM + JOY!!

 

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YOU be YOU.

ME be ME.

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When two separate evolved individuals

choose to DANCE 2gether,

 because they MUST,

ON/ IN

an

IMPROVISATIONAL

(the sync/parameters has been mutually created/ established)

collaboration WITH each other,

their DANCE is UNIQUELY theirs

 a beautiful occurrence

like an

 unrepeatable meteor!

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Their

DANCE

IS

WHEEEEEEEE

A/LIVE

SYNERGISTIC

R/EVOLUTION

and

is

NEW LIFE!!

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DANCE 

created by two people dedicated

to their

collaboration of discovery/ experimentation

IS

an unfolding improvisational metaphor

of their shared sacred connection

of

reciprocal / sensitive loving consideration

of each other.

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Their

DANCE

is the DYNAMIC testimony of

AMAZING GRACE

GRACE ENERGY

FREEDOM

 letting go of control/ entrusting the other HONORING

 who they EACH are

and

surrendering to

DANCE’S  

incomparable/ unique/ shimmering/ miraculous

private silent language

of

flowING/ singING bodies in DUET

always moving forward!

THAT is the JOY/SURPRISE – LIVING LIFE’s BEAUTY!!

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DANCING

is comprised of a series of movements
within

time moving forward,

movements that are combined
and
movements often repeated

where two people move in sync

with each other’s steps.

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DANCING

is a coordinated effort

that looks easy and effortless,

but

that look is only possible

when  two people are

FAMILIAR/ respectful / PRESENT

WITH each other

A DANCE is NEVER one controlling the other!

PERIOD!

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The

two people,

the

DANCERS,

are in

caring agreement/ dedicated

to be in

SYNC

with each other,

and

have practiced their

DANCE

 together 

to when their moving together,

slowly + suddenly,

becomes

second nature.

 

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DANCING IS A DUET

with the same discipline/sensitivity to the other as a musician of

IMPROVISATIONAL MUSIC!

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BEAUTIFUL!!

LETTING GO of CONTROL!!

JOY + FREEDOM!!

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CONTROL v SURRENDER

by  MADISYN TAYLOR/ DailyOM
8 March 2017

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The answer to control is practicing surrender.

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Trying to maintain control in this life is a bit like trying to maintain control on a roller coaster. The ride has its own logic and is going to go its own way, regardless of how tightly you grip the bar. There is a thrill and a power in simply surrendering to the ride and fully feeling the ups and downs of it, letting the curves take you rather than fighting them. When you fight the ride, resisting what’s happening at every turn, your whole being becomes tense and anxiety is your close companion.

When you go with the ride, accepting what you cannot control, freedom and joy will inevitably arise.

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As with so many seemingly simple things in life, it is not always easy to let go, even of the things we know we can’t control.

Most of us feel a great discomfort with the givens of this life, one of which is the fact that much of the time we have no control over what happens. Sometimes this awareness comes only when we have a stark encounter with this fact, and all our attempts to be in control are revealed to be unnecessary burdens. We can also cultivate this awareness in ourselves gently, by simply making surrender a daily practice. At the end of our meditation, we might bow, saying, “I surrender to this life.” This simple mantra can be repeated as necessary throughout the day, when we find ourselves metaphorically gripping the safety bar.

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We can give in to our fear and anxiety, or we can surrender to this great mystery with courage.

When we see people on a roller coaster, we see that there are those with their faces tight with fear and then there are those that smile broadly, with their hands in the air, carried through the ride on a wave of freedom and joy. This powerful image reminds us that often the only control we have is choosing how we are going to respond to the ride.

 

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GRACE ENERGY/ FREEDOM / COLLABORATIVE /JOY

=

BEAUTIFUL DUET/DANCE!!

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TIME ALWAYS MOVES FORWARD!

ATTEND TO YOUDIVINE GIFTS/OFFERINGS!

RANDOM epiphanies of WONDER!

AWAKEN/ING

AWAKEN/ING

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Listen. Listen. LISTEN TO THE BLOOM WITHIN THE SEED!*
( *A libretto I wrote which accompanied the exhibition of my visual work – exhibition’s title was the same.)

 

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GOLDBirdSONGS  Triptych                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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The GOLDBirdSONGS Triptych is a visual dance score to be transposed into sonics by a composer.
That is, the improvisational drawings are a platform
for a composer to create an improvisational/score for a string instrument 
– preferably cello.

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GET YOUR DANCE OUT!!

DANCE LIFE !/ LIFE DANCE!

JOY + FREEDOM!!  

YOU BE HAPPY!!

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CARLSON SUITES/ GET YOUR DANCE OUT!                   Catherine L. Johnson. 2015

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GET YOUR DANCE OUT!

PLEASE CLICK ON LINK BELOW:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2015/04/13/yaay-get-your-dance-out-the-carlsons-suites-matisses-late-work-scandinavian-international-design-marimekko-improvisational-music/

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CAPTION: _____________________________

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YES, absolutely!

WRITE YOUR CAPTION IN THE RESPONSE TO THIS POST!

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DO WATCH BELOW! 4 minutes of BEAUTIFUL!

Everything can be taken from a wo/man but one thing:
the last of the human freedoms
—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances,
to choose one’s own way.
When we are no longer able to change a situation,
we are challenged to change ourselves.
 
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Between stimulus and response there is a space.
In that space is our power to choose our response.
In our response lies our growth and our freedom.

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What is to give light must endure burning.

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Ultimately, wo/man should not ask
what the meaning of her/his life is,
but rather must recognize
that it is sh/he who is asked.
In a word, each wo/man is questioned by life;
and
she/he can only answer to life
by answering for his own life;
to life she/he can only respond
by being responsible.

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Happiness cannot be pursued; it must ensue.

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Dr. Viktor Frankl

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Frankl

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A human drama/EVENT occurred/was ENTERED INTO/LIVED

on

5 March 2013.

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The EVENT / an ENTRED INTO/LIVED human drama

was communicated/exhibited via ART

 in

April 2013.

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Please click on links below:

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Isaiah.

Meaning of Isaiah: Isaiah \i-saiah\ as a boy’s name is pronounced eye-ZY-ah.
It is of Hebrew origin, and the meaning of Isaiah is salvation of God; the Lord helps me”.
Biblical: one of the major prophets and writer of the Book of Isaiah.

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https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/03/11/4-march-2013-what-color-what-difference-does-it-make-911-human-i-do-not-understand-why-people-insist-on-creating-boxes-genres-boundaries-soul-is-not-bound/
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2013/05/10/isaiah-hell-ships-first-ask-beautiful-the-first-walk-blood-is-red-couragecoeurr/

 

Listen to the sonics – access in the link below:
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/isaiah-and-first-light-night-multimedia-installation-catherine-l-johnson-dan-choma-spring-2013-st-paul-art-crawl/

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ai_6isaiah_multimedia_2013VISUALS:   ISAIAH ( 6 PANELS)                                        CATHERINE L. JOHNSON 2013

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For URADIANTHOPEAWCGRACEENERGYU

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PLEASE CLICK FOR FURTHER INFORMATION:
http://www.mnartists.org/artwork/deerdear-1-23-4-5-6-7-8-9

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The DEER/DEAR series

#1/ #2/#3/ #4/ #5/ #6/ #7/ #8/ #9
Mixed Media on Board
Each painting measures approximately 18″H x 12″W

2016 – 2017

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ALL of my work is an encounter.
Visceral.
Intimate dialogues.
Calling out the  viewer’s capacity to listen/attend to nuance.
To experience the work one must have a real encounter with the offering.
My work is how a photograph of a beloved cannot compare
to the actual presence of a beloved.

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My work denies the camera’s eye.

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A viewer’s actual encounter with  my work is the dynamic LIVE performance.

 

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I listen to my listening. Listen. Listen. Listen wide open.  
Sacred/Sublime offerings.

 

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For details of each painting, please click on the image

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deer-dear_1_2016_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #1                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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deer-dear_2_2016_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #2                                                                    Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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deer-dear_3_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #3                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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deer-dear_4_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #4                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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deer-dear_5_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #5                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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deer-dear_6_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #6                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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deer-dear_7_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #7                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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deer-dear_8_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #8                                                                         Catherine L. Johnson 2016

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deer-dear_9_2017_catherineljohnson_1DEER / DEAR #9                                                                        Catherine L. Johnson 2016

 

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For further information/revelations
on the DEER/DEAR series,
please click on the links below
(#1 provides multi-cultural significance/meanings of DEER):
1.) https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/12/15/700-luminous-deer-where-i-create-there-i-am-true-r-m-rilke-pine-tree-an-appeal-to-heaven-1998-catherine-l-johnson/
2.) https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/12/22/701-deer-male-deer-female-2016-palestarsrising-2016-catherine-l-johnson-december-2016/
3.) https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2016/12/29/703-29-december-2016-catherine-l-johnson-on-earth-as-it-is-in-heaven-deer/
4.) https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/01/13/706-grace-energy-dear-cherished-deer-deer-honorrespect-wounded-deer-dear/

 

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pinkpaintersblues_a_2017_catherineljohnsonPINKPAINTERSBLUES A                                                               Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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pinkpaintersblues_b_2017_catherineljohnsonPINKPAINTERSBLUES B                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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pinkpaintersblues_c_2017_catherineljohnsonPINKPAINTERSBLUES C                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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pinkpaintersblues_c_detail_2017_catherineljohnson_3PINKPAINTERSBLUES C   (DETAIL)                                           Catherine L. Johnson 2017

 

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I listen to my listening. Listen. Listen. Listen wide open: sacred offerings.

 

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FOUR QUARTETS

T.S. Eliot

Eliot stated that the FOUR QUARTETS
were inspired by the Late String Quartets of Beethoven.

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Please click on my offering to you of Quartetto Italiano’s
SUBLIME performance
of Beethoven’s Late String Quartet Opus #132
– composed after his long recovery from a long bleak illness.

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RISE.
LIGHT.
HOPE.
FAITH.
RE/NEW/AL.
 rezuh-REK-shuh n.
P.
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LITTLE GIDDING

(No. 4 of ‘Four Quartets’)
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NOTE: Eliot composed the three poems of the FOUR QUARTETS: East Coker,
The Dry Salvages, and Little Gidding, during World War II and the air-raids on Great Britain.

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With the drawing of this Love and the voice of this
     Calling
We shall not cease from exploration
And the end of all our exploring
Will be to arrive where we started
And know the place for the first time.
Through the unknown, remembered gate
When the last of earth left to discover
Is that which was the beginning;
At the source of the longest river
The voice of the hidden waterfall
And the children in the apple-tree
Not known, because not looked for
But heard, half-heard, in the stillness
Between two waves of the sea.
Quick now, here, now, always—
A condition of complete simplicity
(Costing not less than everything)
And all shall be well and
All manner of thing shall be well
When the tongues of flame are in-folded
Into the crowned knot of fire
And the fire and the rose are one.

 

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PINKPAINTERSBLUES  E    2017   Catherine L. Johnson,
please click link below: 
https://catherineljohnson.wordpress.com/2017/02/20/716-pinkpaintersblues-e-catherine-l-johnson-2017-ecclesiastes-31-8/

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pinkpaintersblues_e_2017_catherineljohnson_3PINKPAINTERSBLUES E                                                                Catherine L. Johnson 2017

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I listen to my listening. Listen. Listen. Listen wide open: sacred offerings.

 

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Ecclesiastes 3:1-8

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.

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