(There is) a time to tear, and a time to sew (Ecclesiastes 3:7).
Anyone who has spent time with women in a third world country can understand this analogy from a unique point of view. Women who live in extreme poverty are working with little to no money for daily bread, much less for extra clothing. The wife and mother takes care of her family’s garments, knowing that her daughter’s one of two skirts or her son’s only pair of sandals could not be easily replaced. So when this mother’s dress gets a hole in it, she has to think carefully about what to do. She won’t throw it away. She’ll either take it apart and make something else out of it, or sew it back together.
Create something new, or maintain. How exciting, the twists and turns of the seasons of life!