In The Midst Of Fear & Worry This Just May Be UR Season – We Should Endure More Like Trees

“Spring passes and one remembers one’s innocence.
Summer passes and one remembers one’s exuberance.
Autumn passes and one remembers one’s reverence.
Winter passes and one remembers one’s perseverance.” Yoko Ono

“While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease” – Genesis 8:22

“If we had no winter, the spring would not be so pleasant: if we did not sometimes taste of adversity, prosperity would not be so welcome.”Anne Bradstreet, The Works of Anne Bradstreet
“1 To everything there is a season and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
2 A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted”Ecc 3:1-2

Coming to an understanding of how seasons work in my life has been one of my most profound discoveries.

Enduring through trials and celebrating victories has taught me to appreciate the balanced orchestration of seasons in my life. …in the universe.

I thank God for the beauty and for the yin and yang of it all.

I often write about trees. I believe that many poets do. I always go back to trees because they represent the seasons masterfully.

I sit by trees often.  I will do so today.  I feel that when I’m sitting by a tree, alone, it speaks to me, without words.  I certainly feel more tranquil every time, after  I sit and converse with a tree.

I believe that God gave us an example in trees (and in all of nature) on how he wants us to be.

Trees set an example of how to stand strong and proud during the winter season, unashamed even if scarred or naked.

And, in springtime, how to gracefully display the beauty that it took all winter to prepare for and present to the world.

On many occasions, I have walked through parks, mountain trails, and forests to get writing inspiration from trees.

As my understanding of how seasons work in my life became clearer, I began to see a pattern in how seasons operate throughout the universe, in my world, in my body, and mind. There is a Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall in all of these things, as well.

I believe that God gave us seasons, as well, Fall and Winter to make us stronger, wiser, and Spring and Summer to elevate our joy after we have endured the storms.

Nature has no choice…no free will. It must endure through the brutality of and appreciate the beauty of every season, as God commands it.

We have a choice, and it seems to ‘trip us up’.  Maybe we shouldn’t   We desire what nature does not offer to us,  Summer year-round.   We are a bit selfish.

But we forget that trees only bear fruit in one season, not year-round. This applies to us too. We should not expect victories and blessings at all times. Just is springtime always comes, so does winter.

Our resistance to seasonal changes in our lives, mind, body, and spirit is foolish for two reasons.

One, we ‘can’t stop the time’, as Bob Marley sang. It’s foolish to waste valuable energy resisting a force that is more powerful than we are. We will never win. We would do better surrendering to the seasons in which we find ourselves and seeking beauty in it.  There is always good to be discovered, so sift through the rubbish of life well.

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Photo – Markus Winkler

The second reason why such stubbornness is foolish is simple.

It’s because Spring Always Comes. …Always…

All we have to do is endure through the other seasons, and rest assured that better finances, health, state of mind, and body will come.

God guarantees this to us if only we emulate what trees and all of nature does.


I am hopeful that you will enjoy the supporting works that I share to complement this post –poetry, an inspirational message, and music.


Photo - Frreestocks -fiV-v-qATHU-unsplashSeasons

By Kevy Michaels

…Seasons

…Cycles

…Divine

Winds of Change

From Darkness to Light

Sickness to Health

From Rejoicing

…To Pain

Not even I

Can stop

The gravitational pull

Those who try to fight it

Are Mulish

Senseless fools

Nothing is constant

Even a rock will change

Whether Unwilling

Or

Receptive

To the power of Yin and Yang

I’m learning by

Observing leaves

Falling from Trees

How to stand naked

With the audacity to stand

…Majestically

I’m Reflecting the sun

…My eternal source of light

…Echoing against the moon

In the dark of the night

I’m Weathering through cycles

Like the sand fox

Endures the sun

Winters are sometimes harsh

But springtime

Forever comes

Forever, forever comes


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Photo – Jeremy Bishop

Like A Tree

Kevy Michaels

I want to be like a tree

Grounded in the soil

Nurtured by the Sun

Stationary

For God has chosen its station

And non-resistant

Bendable, but only when necessary

Humbled by its inability to move

Seasonally losing everything

That defines its Identity

But always returning to a greater Majestic Beauty

It is welcoming to all that find refuge

In its Tranquility

…Always standing firm

Even through ferocious storms

And when it can’t endure

Fighting the battle any longer

It surrenders…

But does so gracefully

But not without planting a seed

So that its spirit lingers until time ends

Thank You, God

For giving me the Tree

Thanks for showing me

Just how you want me to be

God, I want to be like a Tree

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Photo – Jon Moore

Four Seasons – Luca WernerPLUS

Four Seasons from Luca Werner on Vimeo.

Four Seasons is an experimental dance performance by the Bordeaux based dancer Karim Naar.

Shot at the world largest reflecting pool Miroir d’eau.

directed and filmed by Luca Werner

music by Max Richter


Season’s Change – Andrew Kearns

Season’s Change from Andrew Kearns on Vimeo.

 

Music:
Volcano Choir – Husks and Shells


Seasons – Donald Lawrence (Lyric Video) – 669 views – Sean Agard – Published on Mar 23, 2018

No Copyright infringement intended. For Worship only

Seasons of Life – Creative Soul VideoPRO

This is one of my favorite stories that I shot and produced at KSTP in the Twin Cities on aging. I tied it in with the changing seasons. Notice the tight shots of hands and faces interweaved with shimmering leaves, the texture. I’m particularly proud of this story because I gave the much overlooked elderly community a voice. This story won an Emmy. Jon Menell was the editor.

Seasons of Life from Creative Soul Video on Vimeo.


Gravity Life Ep1 ..Seasons…

Gravity Life Ep1 ..Seasons.. from Ride.io on Vimeo.


WILD | 4 seasons of the Veluwe

WILD | 4 seasons of the Veluwe from SK Productions on Vimeo.


Sting All 4 seasons acoustic Live 1996 – 5,063 views – Alberto Fini – Published on Oct 17, 2015

Beautiful performance acoustic of this song

Music video by Jonathan McReynolds performing Cycles (Live). 2018 Entertainment One US LP http://vevo.ly/s6SX57

CYCLE – KEZI BANPLUS

CYCLE from KEZI BAN on Vimeo.

 

The brief was to create some sort of a calendar that would be in the future. I decided to make a video of 12 vignettes that each represent a month, starting with January “1”. Each vignette is about 5-7 seconds long and is represented by color and music inspired by that particular month and season. For example Summer, July “7” is hot in New York, so I used a bright red/orange hue with feverish music to represent that. I incorporated rain and thunderstorms into the music as a way to depict the changing of the seasons. We shot at the Salt Shed NYC because the pure, clean cement backdrop felt very futuristic and minimal, a perfect backdrop to create these layered films.
These videos are meant to be used as pop-up videos before, for example, a longer fashion video/dialogue that would be in a futurist calendar about fashion trends and cycles.

CREDITS
Keziban Barry | Cinematographer + Editor


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5 thoughts on “In The Midst Of Fear & Worry This Just May Be UR Season – We Should Endure More Like Trees

    1. I believe that many of us do not live the spiritual principles that we preach. Everything is seasonal, everything. Spring always comes, always. Warmest Regards Kevy

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