Sunday, December 05, 2010

Reverb 10: Day 5 - Let Go

Today's Reverb10 prompt:

December 5 – Let Go.

What (or whom) did you let go of this year? Why?
(Author: Alice Bradley)

Wow.  Big question this one.

When it's been a year of deconstruction, letting go seems to be part of the landscape.

This year it seems like it's been a daily, or at least weekly part of the landscape.

Some of it voluntary, some of it necessitated by things very much out of my control.

I want to be all zen about it, I really do.

But I kind of suck at zen.

I'm not such a big fan of letting go. 

Letting go implies change.  And I'm notoriously famous for my passionate preference for the status quo.

That said, I'm thankful for some of the things that are gone.

They're making room for healing.

While the letting go may not have exactly been voluntary, it has brought blessings that I didn't expect.

And I'll choose to be thankful for that.

Even if I'm not so good at being all zen about letting go.