Seasons

        

In Fall or Autumn, the weather changes.  When I leave my house, I have to think – “Shall I bring an umbrella? Shall I bring a raincoat?”  Then, when winter arrives, gloves and warm winter coat will go with me everyday.

         We associate certain things with certain seasons.  Some people groan as winter approaches.  Some people cheer.   Think about each of the seasons in turn - Autumn (Fall), Winter, Spring and Summer. What do you associate with each season?  Give examples.  Think of the:

         foods you eat and clothes you wear
         places you go and people you see
         holidays
         changes in activity or work
         hobbies or sports
         special experiences from each season

 

What do you think of this poetry about seasons or times of life?  Do you agree with it?  Do you think this is saying that all seasons are “good”?  Why or why not?  Discuss one or two of these “times” by giving examples of them from your own life.

 

“There’s a time for everything.  There’s a time for everything done on earth.

There is a time to be born, And there’s a time to die.

There is a time to plant.  And there’s a time to pull up from the ground.

There is a time to kill.  And there’s a time to heal.

There is a time to tear down.  And there is a time to build up.

There is a time to cry.  And there is a time to laugh.

There is a time to be sad.  And there is a time to dance.

There is a time to scatter stones.  And there is a time to gather them.

There is a time to hug.  And there is a time not to hug.

There is a time to search.  And there is a time to stop searching.

There is a time to keep.  And there is a time to throw away.

There is a time to tear.  And there is a time to mend.

There is a time to be silent.  And there is a time to speak.

There is a time to love.  And there is a time to hate.

There is a time for war.  And there is a time for peace.”   Ecclesiastes 3:1-8