Last night I was idly sketching, thinking about friendships past and present. How some people quickly cross paths and some for longer journeys. There was a certain poem I was looking as I thought about all those relationships and how some had faded away or even cut away. I came across the following poem that perfectly suited my mood:
Reason, Season, or Lifetime
People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.
When you figure out which one it is,
you will know what to do for each person.
When someone is in your life for a REASON,
it is usually to meet a need you have expressed.
They have come to assist you through a difficulty;
to provide you with guidance and support;
to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually.
They may seem like a godsend, and they are.
They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrongdoing on your part or at an inconvenient time,
this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away.
Sometimes they act up and force you to take a stand.
What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done.
The prayer you sent up has been answered and now it is time to move on.
Some people come into your life for a SEASON,
because your turn has come to share, grow or learn.
They bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh.
They may teach you something you have never done.
They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy.
Believe it. It is real. But only for a season.
LIFETIME relationships teach you lifetime lessons;
things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation.
Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person,
and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life.
It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
The book page is from George Orwell’s 1984. It has been treated with Archival Mist that makes all paper acid free. It coats the paper with a buffer to neutralize acid. It is non-toxic, has no CFCs, no HCFCs, and no solvents. It will come double matted with an inner cream mat and outer tan mat measuring 14″ x 11″. Since it is matted to a standard size, it will be easy for you to find a frame of your choice when you decide to frame it.
Materials: Book page, marker, pen
Piece dimension: 6″ x 3 1/4″ (15.24cm x 8.255cm)
Matted dimensions: 14″ x 11″ (35.56cm x 27.94cm)