A Time to Mourn and a Time to Dance

A time to mourn. What does it mean "to mourn"?

Words and semantics can carry differing minute and subtle messages.

  •     to weep
  •     to cry
  •     to shed a tear
  •     to mourn




The strength of the word "mourn" indicates deep, deep sorrow. Crying at the funeral of your mother, father, grandmother, or friend is natural. Mourning is a more lengthy process. And it is truly a process, rather than a moment.

"A period of mourning" tells the tale, a prolonged event. Ancient peoples had professional mourners. They were very visible, and mourned publically for the departed love one. Mourning for a love one may take much longer to work through than the initial days of the funeral period.

But this too must pass . . .



There comes another time. A time to dance!

            Dancing.

                    Joyful.

                            Playfulness.

Jumping about with a lighthearted spirit, the sound perhaps broken by laughter. And certainly punctuated with smiles.

lady dancing

Consider the many ways dance is expressed:

  •     Ballet
  •     Ballroom
  •     Tango
  •     Liturgical
  •     Polka
  •     Country Line Dancing
  •     An Irish Jig
  •     Swing

You get the idea. Dancing is an outward expression of inner joy and drives, and comes in many forms. It is a celebration. An expression of joy, of exuberance.

What gives you a reason to dance?

Who gives you a reason to dance?


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