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!
Jumping about with a lighthearted spirit, the sound perhaps broken by laughter. And certainly punctuated with smiles.
Consider the many ways dance is expressed:
- Country Line Dancing
- An Irish Jig
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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