I named this blog “A Time to Dance” because of its many relevant connotations.
The first, most obvious one, is from Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
a time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal …
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance …
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew;
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
This psalm is well-known thanks to Pete Seeger’s adaptation of it in Turn! Turn! Turn! (To Everything There Is a Season). Here he is singing it with Judy Collins.
Here is the popular remake by the Byrds:
This song was written as an anti-war anthem. It’s so relevant today, as we are embroiled in a senseless war that we had no business getting involved in in the first place, and which has wreaked havoc on the lives of civilians and military alike. This blog is certainly not about politics, but I’m trying to make a silent statement about our current situation in the title. It’s a time to dance, but it’s also a time for peace!
Another significance of this blog’s title is time. I write about trying to juggle the competing priorities in my life with my passion for dance. I’m always looking for time to dance, and for me, it is always a good time to dance.