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Looking Back, Looking Forward

This pieces is based on the poem The Reason and inspired by seeing the theatre production of
Beauty and the Beast. Each part of the poem is represented by a different style of dress.
The Reason, The Season and The Lifetime.
The tops of the dresses create a heart shape and the three sculptures
together create a heart when placed
on display.


The Reason

People come into your life for a reason, a season or a lifetime.

When you know which one it is, you will know what to do for that 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, the relationship will end.
Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. 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 of their relationships and areas of your life.

It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.