For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:
a time to be born, and a time to die;
a time to plant, and a time to pluck up what is planted;
a time to kill, and a time to heal;
a time to break down, and a time to build up;
a time to weep, and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn, and a time to dance;
a time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to seek, and a time to lose;
a time to keep, and a time to cast away;
a time to tear, and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;
a time to love, and a time to hate;
a time for war, and a time for peace.
I am currently working on book six of the series, the conclusion. If you have read deeply into the novels you likely found that it follows the rhythm of Ecclesiastes 3 fairly close, there is a time for everything. I make this most evident in book four, Synesthesia.
In book six, I am trying to bring all of the threads from the other five novels together. This isn’t as easy as it sounds. Consistent readers of this blog know that my characters have a tendency to take on a life of their own. The personalities and attitudes of the main characters of the novels are quite different from each other, and not necessarily compatible; just like real life.
Imagine how boring our lives would be if everyone agreed with everything you said and did; if we all had the same likes and dislikes. I don’t think we should be uncivil, or foolish in how we treat others, but disagreement and differences are a part of life. Life is short, eternity is long; what we do and say here matters there.
If you haven’t picked up your copy of book five, 7EVENTH SENSE yet, I encourage you to do so. It’s a wild ride, and the perfect lead into book six.
Have a great holiday weekend everyone, remember what it is about. Take a moment to honor those that have sacrificed everything for us.