Let Go

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Your prompt for #JusJoJan and Stream of Consciousness Saturday is: “let go.” Write about the first thing that comes to mind when you think “let go.” Enjoy!
Are we talking about letting go of someone’s hand or letting go of emotions?
I was told not that many years ago that I dwelled too much on the past and it was about time I let go. I was upset, angry, and confused that this person, who I had known for decades, should say this to me, but say it they did and not only did it put my back up, it made me question myself.

Grief is a personal thing. We all experience, handle and express it differently, and I was no different. I had recently lost my Mum and was reminiscing about her. I have so many happy memories of her when she came to stay, when I was a child growing up, and hundreds of other things that made her my Mum. It helped to ease the pain, then this person cut me to the quick by saying they’d heard it all before and I should ‘let go’.
They appear to have ‘let go’ of their partner’s memory, rarely mentioning them and when we went to a church and lit candles for our departed loved ones, they said it was a waste of time and didn’t mean anything.

Well, I decided to let go………….. of a friendship of more than 30 years. It saddened me to do so, but I will not let go of my memories of a woman who gave me life and who I see every time I look in the mirror. Nor will I forget my family or friends who have passed away, our pets, or the wonders of nature that have given me so much pleasure.
I will cling to everything precious that I have seen, been given or shared.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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23 Responses to Let Go

  1. I am right there with you. “I will cling to everything precious that I have seen, been given or shared.”

  2. Sadje says:

    We only let go of things or people when we are ready to do so.

  3. Memories are valuable, like something to be treasured. Perhaps it’s helpful to let go of traumatic memories but not loving memories. They will always be part of us.

  4. HesterLeyNel says:

    I totally agree with you. Some memories are meant to be cherished. Those that have passed live on in our thoughts.

  5. Carol anne says:

    thats horrible Di that someone would say that to you! I am glad you got rid of that person from your life, memories are precious, and should never be forgotten!

  6. The most poignant part of your message was that “We all experience, handle and express it differently…”
    I hope you weren’t too hasty letting go of a longtime friend for her different view. Perhaps your pain inspired an overreaction? Only you know best. But that was my first impression. Best wishes. ❤

  7. Shashi says:

    Though sometimes is better to let go, it’s easier said than done.
    Well said

  8. murisopsis says:

    Memories sustain us when times of trouble arrive! Sad about the callousness of your former friend. Sometimes you have to let people go . I hope you communicated why you were distancing from her…

    • We aren’t the only ones that have been alienated. Other friendships go back longer than ours, but we still send cards at Christmas. People change, but we never anticipates such a dramatic one in them. Not the person I remember from years ago.

  9. J-Dub says:

    Thanks for reminding me it’s ok to hang on instead of letting go. It can be healing ❤️‍🩹

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