A Purpose to Every Season
“To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven.” We all know that saying – either from the Bible or from the Pete Seeger song.
I guess that the season of Spring just ended … Summer supposedly began a few days ago. (I’m aware I capitalized the seasons – I think they should be). Spring is supposed to bring rain – April showers bring May flowers (we capitalize the months – why not the seasons?).
Well, if the purpose of Spring is rain, it was successful. Some would say it’s been too much of a good thing … some such as farmers, golf courses, marinas, outdoor restaurants, lakeshore home owners, etc.
So I’ve been thinking about time. Is time circular or linear? Is life a time-line or a circle?
I think time for golf is circular. The holes leave the Clubhouse but come back.
In football the time is linear – it starts and ends according to a prescribed time.
A clock is circular. But a digital watch just flashes the numbers. Maybe time is both linear and circular?
Some of us haven’t slept much during this “time”. I would worry less if I saw life as more circular and less linear. But the non-stop rain almost brought our golf season to an early end. Fortunately, we recovered nicely … and because of the exceptional talents of our Superintendent Barry Provo, we’re actually in very good shape.
Whether time is circular or linear … I just need to stop worrying and be thankful. That is probably the purpose of every season.
GM and Head Golf Professional