The Day Brightener

Because everyone has the right to be truly free and happy

There Is A Season

To everything there is a season and a time for every purpose under heaven

As I was preparing the previous post ‘Stay with each season‘ I had some lovely time watching Bambi 2 with my daughter.  There is a very moving scene in this movie when Bambi dreams his dead mother returns to him.  He runs to her and says “why’d you have to go?”.  Bambi’s mother replies that “Everything in the forest has its season. Where one thing falls, another grows. Maybe not what was there before, but something new and wonderful all the same”.

This beautiful moment in the movie brought to mind the Byrds song “There Is A Season”, and since then it has been playing repeatedly in my mind (and on my iPhone).  It just seems I can’t get enough of this at the moment, as if some message is trying to sink in!  So I just had to share it with you, but with the hope that it won’t be quite so contagious.”  I hope you enjoy it!

To Everything There Is a Season – The Byrds

The message in the song is so simple, and yet so powerful.  Our hearts and minds are in constant motion, continually moving between delight and despair.  As Kahlil Gibran says, when we can accept the seasons of your heart just as you have always accepted that seasons pass over your fields and you would watch with serenity through the winters of your grief.

And when we can truly accept the truth of transience in our own lives  “we can trade our small minded struggle for security for a much vaster vision, one of fearlessness, openness and genuine heroism.”(Chogyam Trungpa Rinpoche)

It is this fearlessness that will then allow us to live with serenity through all seasons.

And, just in case this song has wet your appetite for some more Byrds tunes, then here is ‘Mr Tambourine Man’ for you.  I just love the lyrics at the end of this song:

“Take me disappearin’ through the smoke rings of my mind
Down the foggy ruins of time, far past the frozen leaves
The haunted, frightened trees, out to the windy beach
Far from the twisted reach of crazy sorrow
Yes, to dance beneath the diamond sky with one hand waving free”

What a lovely image – Enjoy!

Mr Tambourine Man – The Byrds

For more inspirational music, head to Music of The Day Brightener


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