Tuesday, March 3, 2009

To everything there is a season

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.

ecclesiastes 3:1-8

At Dunwoody Nature Center, we live with the seasons, the ever evolving progression of growth and hibernation, discoveries and losses, miracles and paradoxes. Tomorrow, it will be time to say good-bye to a very dear friend, Bud Burt. He and his wife Donna have given graciously and generously through many, many years to the park, helping to ensure that generations of children discover the wonders of the outdoors and and Dunwoody has a special place to call our own. Bud was a thinker and a doer, bringing the same passion to crunching numbers as he did to the hundreds of roses he nurtured all around his home.

We're fortunate to have been the focus of so much of his energy and dedication. Now we are blessed to share the celebration of his life.

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