“No winter lasts forever; no spring skips its turn.”- Hal Borland
The seasons of the world are here to stay, you can love them, you can hate them, but you can’t change them. As long as the earth remains, it will follow it’s course, the moon and the stars and the seasons will be with us. Seed time and harvest will not cease! Same thing with morning and night. The brightening of the morning or the darkening of the night have no timing, but they have consistency. You cannot predict exactly what time the clouds of the night will give way to the peeping rays of the sun, nor can you perfectly project when the sun is going down. But as sure as the world exists, day and night are a daily pair.
As the seasons of time, so are the seasons of our lives. No matter how dark the night gets, morning exists at twilight. You may not be able to predict with accuracy what time exactly the morning will come, but you know that just after the darkest of nights, morning arrives. Some days are shorter than some, some nights longer than others, but after night comes light. The cold of harmattan gives way to the warmth of March.
We cannot alter the seasons, we can only adjust ourselves to their realities. We cannot change the time, we can only develop systems that shield us from it’s pains. The wisdom of the ant, lies in it’s abilities to alter its behaviour to take advantage of the inevitable changes in the future. The seasons will change, from dark to light and certainly the other way. What we must do is develop light bulbs, airconditioners and water heaters, to ensure that the changes in weather affect us not.
A time is coming when you will not be able to do your current work…you’ll be too old and too slow. A time is coming when all the challenges you face will give way to perfect peace. Your life has seasons, there is a time to plant and a time to reap, a time to live and a time to die. The cycles of life will not change, but wise people will observe their seasons, and make preparations for the inevitable. The ant stores in summer so it can stay indoors in winter. What are you doing today, that puts you over the inevitable seasons of life?
“The one whose eyes are sunken, begins to cry from a distance” – Yoruba Proverb