Sad, Sad News in Summerland

Very sad to learn the sudden death of Bela Blystone in that accident.  To me, Bela was a soccer Mom to Ryan, and a smiling face in Summerland.  I know Bela touched a lot of people.  This is a very tough bit of news for many.

Bela’s death & life were last on my mind as I fell asleep trying to make sure a mutual friend had the news, and first thing this a.m. as I consider Ryan…and his young friends.  All are being impacted.  And her husband.

On a blog called “interrupted expectations” I found this, sung by a group called “Superchick”:

After all this has passed
I still will remain
After I’ve cried my last
There’ll be beauty from pain
Though it won’t be today
Someday I’ll hope again
And I’ll be beauty from pain
You will bring beauty from my pain

As is my way, I can try to express my feelings by highliting some great quotes & verses:

Robert Frost said “In three words I can sum up everything I’ve learned about life: it goes on”

Ironic from John Lennon “Life is what happens to you while you are busy making other plans”

Maya Angelou “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.”

Really, the ultimate verse I must consider is from the Old Testament, Ecclesiastes 3, this is a book that “does not pretend to preach the Gospel, rather it encourages the reader to a God-centered worldview rather than falling victim to frustrations and unanswered questions”:  Ecclesiastes Chapter 3

A Time for Everything
1 There is a time for everything,

and a season for every activity under heaven:

2 a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,

3 a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build,

4 a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance,

5 a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain,

6 a time to search and a time to give up,  a time to keep and a time to throw away,

7 a time to tear and a time to mend,  a time to be silent and a time to speak,

8 a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.

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