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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.