Let Go, Jump In, Love Wide Open – Vol. 3

If you love something, let it go, blah blah blah… We’ve all heard that one before, right? Yeah, it makes me gag too. But it is a pretty valuable lesson to learn–it’s also one of the hardest. And, it’s our topic for the week: Letting Go.

In the spirit of letting go, it is my great pleasure to announce that I have partnered up with my friend and fellow word lover, C.K. Hope, to share weekend words with you. Many of you know C.K. from the work she has generously shared on Words for the Weekend before or from her own blog, OK, Who Ate the Daisies.

C.K. shares the same love of words and music that I do, she’s a hell of a poet, and she has a wicked sense of humor. C.K. even has a horse-riding goat named Goatacus (don’t believe me? LOOK.) Please welcome C.K. and make her feel at home; I have a feeling she’s going to fit right in!

So let go, jump in, oh it’s so amazing here . . . But before you do, be sure to say “Hello, Good Morning” to Co-Curator and Word Goddess C.K. Hope, aka Mother of Goatacus, aka Diddy — but you can call her Jennie. She’ll be responding to comments while I run and recover from my race this weekend, so please say hello (good morning)! Don’t forget to check out this week’s playlists in the home page sidebar and in the footers.

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“Drink up baby doll
Are you in or are you out?
Leave your things behind
‘Cause it’s all going off without you
Excuse me too busy you’re writing your tragedy
These mishaps, You bubble-wrap
When you’ve no idea what you’re like

So, let go, let go
Jump in, Oh well, what you waiting for?
It’s all right, ‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown
So, let go, let go
Just get in, Oh, it’s so amazing here
It’s all right, ‘Cause there’s beauty in the breakdown”

“Let Go” by Frou Frou on Details (performance by Imogen Heap, video)

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“‘Cause you only need the light when it’s burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you’ve been high when you’re feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin’ home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go”

“Let Her Go” (video) by Passenger on All the Little Lights

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“It hurts to let go. Sometimes it seems the harder you try to hold on to something or someone the more it wants to get away. You feel like some kind of criminal for having felt, for having wanted. For having wanted to be wanted. It confuses you, because you think that your feelings were wrong and it makes you feel so small because it’s so hard to keep it inside when you let it out and it doesn’t come back. You’re left so alone that you can’t explain. Damn, there’s nothing like that, is there? I’ve been there and you have too. You’re nodding your head.” ~ Henry Rollins, The Portable Henry Rollins

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“Sometimes love means letting go when you want to hold on tighter.” ~ Melissa Marr, Ink Exchange

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“Some birds are not meant to be caged, that’s all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.” ~ Stephen King, Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption: A Story from Different Seasons

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Leave yourself alone.
When you can let your teacher
be ordinary and have bad moods,
you can let yourself be ordinary
and have bad moods too.

This letting yourself be
Allows you to relax into
Simple sanity.
~ Arjuna

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From song "Let Him Fly" by Patty Griffin

From song “Let Him Fly” by Patty Griffin

“So there was really nothing to it
I just went and cut right through it
I said I’m gonna let him fly”

“Let Him Fly” by Patty Griffin on Living With Ghosts

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“Ghosts don’t haunt us. That’s not how it works. They’re present among us because we won’t let go of them.” ~ Sue Grafton, M Is for Malice

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“The truth is, unless you let go, unless you forgive yourself, unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” ~ Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

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“Forgiveness is not about forgetting. It is about letting go of another person’s throat. Forgiveness does not create a relationship. Unless people speak the truth about what they have done and change their mind and behavior, a relationship of trust is not possible. When you forgive someone you certainly release them from judgment, but without true change, no real relationship can be established. Forgiveness in no way requires that you trust the one you forgive. But should they finally confess and repent, you will discover a miracle in your own heart that allows you to reach out and begin to build between you a bridge of reconciliation.” ~ Wm. Paul Young, The Shack: Where Tragedy Confronts Eternity

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“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go. For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.” ~ Rainer Maria Rilke, Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke

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Waterhouse, John William. La Belle Dame Sans Merci. 1893. Oil on canvas. Hessisches Landesmuseum, Darmstadt, Germany.

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“There ain’t no way you can hold onto something that wants to go, you understand? You can only love what you got while you got it.” ~ Kate DiCamillo, Because of Winn-Dixie

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“Learning to let go should be learned before learning to get. Life should be touched, not strangled. You’ve got to relax, let it happen at times, and at others move forward with it. It’s like boats. You keep your motor on so you can steer with the current. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That’s a triumph.” ~ Ray Bradbury, Farewell Summer

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“Take any emotion: love for a woman; or grief for a loved one; or what I’m going through, fear and pain from a deadly illness. If you hold back on the emotions—if you don’t allow yourself to go all the way through them—you can never get to being detached, you’re too busy being afraid. You’re afraid of the pain, you’re afraid of the grief. You’re afraid of the vulnerability that loving entails. But by throwing yourself into these emotions, by allowing yourself to dive in, all the way, over your head even, you experience them fully and completely. You know what pain is. You know what love is. You know what grief is. And only then can you say, ‘All right. I have experienced that emotion. I recognize that emotion. Now I need to detach from that emotion for a moment’.” ~ Mitch Albom, Tuesdays With Morrie

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“Your detachment is created on an emotional, intellectual level by nothing more complex than your decision that life is not as dramatic as your ego imagines it to be.

You are happy to allow everyone their evolution through the physical plane, unfettered by your personal opinion and interference. Doing so, you observe them to be perfect in their imperfection, and you further observe them to be experiencing whatever they are experiencing, for some reason of which you have no certain knowledge. It doesn’t mean you have to be callous or uninterested in people’s problems. You can help them indirectly through your energy and your knowledge, but don’t interfere in the lives of others, especially if they haven’t approached you personally. Take the humble stance which says that you have no deeper knowledge of people’s personal circumstances than they do. If they don’t ask your opinion, why would you offer it?

The greatest love you can offer others, in my view, is to leave them alone. This affirms that they are capable, and given time, will probably solve their situation better than you ever can.” ~ Stuart Wilde

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To Have Without Holding

by Marge Piercy

Learning to love differently is hard,
love with the hands wide open, love
with the doors banging on their hinges,
the cupboard unlocked, the wind
roaring and whimpering in the rooms
rustling the sheets and snapping the blinds
that thwack like rubber bands
in an open palm.

It hurts to love wide open
stretching the muscles that feel
as if they are made of wet plaster,
then of blunt knives, then
of sharp knives.

It hurts to thwart the reflexes
of grab, of clutch; to love and let
go again and again. It pesters to remember
the lover who is not in the bed,
to hold back what is owed to the work
that gutters like a candle in a cave
without air, to love consciously,
conscientiously, concretely, constructively.

I can’t do it, you say it’s killing
me, but you thrive, you glow
on the street like a neon raspberry,
You float and sail, a helium balloon
bright bachelor’s button blue and bobbing
on the cold and hot winds of our breath,
as we make and unmake in passionate
diastole and systole the rhythm
of our unbound bonding, to have
and not to hold, to love
with minimized malice, hunger
and anger moment by moment balanced.

“To Have Without Holding” by Marge Piercy, from The Moon Is Always Female. © Knopf, 1980.

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Let It Go

by e. e. cummings

let it go—the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise—let it go it
was sworn to

go

let them go—the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers—you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go—the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things—let all go
dear

so comes love

“let it go” by e. e. cummings, from Complete Poems 1904-1962, edited by George James Firmage. © Liveright Publishing Corporation, 1994.

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But sometimes you should ignore all of the above. When? Well, you’ll have to ask Terry. Or Jennie (don’t forget to say hi!) Have a great week everyone. Please come back to support Jennie on her own debut edition next weekend. See you then, Christy

“There are times in life when people must know when not to let go. Balloons are designed to teach small children this.” ~ Terry Pratchett, A Hat Full of Sky (or via Amazon)

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This week’s themed music playlist via YouTube:

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64 comments

  1. Hi Jennie! And I hope you did awesome on your race, Christy. These were great quotes, but the ending was the clincher for me…about how there are times when we must not let go. I will never look at balloons the same now.

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    1. Hi Char! I hadn’t heard the Pratchett quote about the balloons before this week, it really does put balloons into a different light!

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    2. Hey Char! I had a great race, thank you. The weather was perfect, and I felt really good during the run.

      I remember some movie I saw as a child–I don’t even think there was dialogue–all about a red balloon floating through the sky. Sometimes letting go of balloons can be rewarding too, to see how high they can fly and where they will go untethered from our hands.

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  2. Hi Jennie and Christy
    Finding my way around blogland and great to meet you.

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    1. Hi Joy, Blogland is a great place! I’m glad you found your way to Words for the Weekend and I’m happy to meet you! 🙂

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    2. Hi Joy, and welcome! Thanks for finding my other blog too. I’m sorry to read about your husband’s cancer returning. I hope you’ll find some words of strength here and that you’ll meet some friendly people to share with–everyone that reads and comments here and over at the other blog are so kind and supportive, so please click around and don’t hesitate to say hi anytime. -Christy

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  3. I LOVE Imogen Heap!!! Absolutely loving this post. There are some great words here. Thank you!

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    1. Hi, Nicole! Christy’s really great at coming up with the perfect music for these weekend posts isn’t she? Glad you enjoyed the words! -Jennie

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    2. Here’s my dumb confession of the day… Until recently, I didn’t even know it was Imogen who sang with Frou Frou. DUH. But god, isn’t she amazing? Love you girlie!

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      1. I didn’t know it at first either!! Love you too! 🙂

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  4. Ah, so beautiful. Marge Piercy caught me by the throat. e.e. cummings, too. And Terry Pratchett – I don’t know when he said this, but I wonder whether it isn’t an allusion to his battle with alzheimer’s. Thank you for a timely post that has spoken to me in more ways than I could explain here.

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    1. Words have a way of showing up when we have need of them, don’t they? I know what you mean about the Marge Piercy poem catching you by the throat, it got me a little too. I hadn’t heard the Pratchett quote before Christy used it here, but it’s another one that hits for me.

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    2. Piercy caught me too, big time.
      I especially loved:

      you thrive, you glow
      on the street like a neon raspberry,
      You float and sail, a helium balloon

      In fact, if I hadn’t thought people would be like WTF?! I would have made the title “Let Go, Glow, Like a Neon Raspberry”

      And I found the Pratchett source … he wrote that in his 2004 Young Adult book A Hat Full of Sky You can click the title to see the preview page on Google Books. I also added it to the post, so thank you–I’m usually pretty good about that, but I kinda broke the theme impulsively at the end there. I’m glad so many people liked it! And I’m even more glad that the post was timely and needed personally. 😉 x, c

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      1. Oh, I like it – maybe that should be my daily affirmation henceforth: Let go, glow, like a neon raspberry. Today, I read a piece in Time Out magazine (a bit of fluff, but this article was death fluff) and found out that one way to be ‘burried’ was by putting your ashes into a firework and lighting up the sky. And as it explodes in the darkness, someone will be saying those words: Let go, glow…, to seal the deal. What a way to go!

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        1. Hell yeah. That’s how I want to go! What a “final” ride that would be. “We are all made of stars.”

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          1. we are… every atom in our bodies came from stardust… so we are, literally, made of stars. all this talk of letting go inspired my last post – and the musical number at the bottom of it. not sure you saw it. Afterlife, by the wonderful Arcade Fire.

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          2. Ooh I can’t wait to read it. I got a new post notifier in email today. I’ve heard a ton of good stuff about AF–they have a brand new album out, right?–but haven’t listened much to them yet. Was on the road all day and my brain is mush (starry mush at least, haha), so I’ll swing by after a bit of sleep. xx, c

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          3. Oops, I just wrote a new one so it’s the one before that. It’s called bonfire of the soul.x

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  5. e.e.cummings had a tremendous influence on my writing, when I was learning myself as a writer. the way he took ordinary words and transformed them into something magical. I love the tunes, the art, the quotes…the everything of a Sunday morning on this page. thank you for all of it.
    Christy, hope you tore it up and had some fun in the doing. And Jennie? Hello…good morning, and thank you!

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    1. Hello and good morning (or afternoon!) to you as well, Cayman! cummings was and still is one of my favorites. I love the same thing about him; the taking of ordinary words and transforming them. Glad you enjoyed this with your Sunday morning 🙂

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    2. Hola Cayman, I *did* tear it up!

      Oh wait. You weren’t talking about my left knee, were you?

      Actually, I had a great time! Beautiful weather, great tunes, and knowing that Jennie was here all allowed me to let go and enjoy. Thanks for being here!

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  6. Hey Christy…Jennie, nice to meet you.

    Wonderful words of forgiveness and letting go. ee cummings was a great way to end (well, there was the balloon quote, which was good).

    Letting go can be most difficult. Nov. 1st was Mom’s b-day. It’s been a tender weekend.

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    1. Hi, M.L., nice to meet you as well. I’d have to say I agree, letting go can be most difficult at times.

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      1. Pardon me while I trip over my embarrassment.

        C.K., it was nice to meet YOU. By the time I got down here to make a comment, I’d forgotten the name of the guest. So…scrolling up, I saw another comment that said, “Jennie.” Well, hell. I went with that. Taught me to double-check my sources.

        Regardless, it was a pleasure. Who were you again? K.C.? 😉

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        1. I am me, and you are he and we are all together (and the Beatles just rolled their eyes).

          You had it right, my gravater says C.K. but my name is actually Jennie, though Christy calls me Diddy on occasion. I’ll answer to any of them 😉

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          1. See how they run like pigs from a gun, see hooow they fly. I’m cry-i-i-ing.

            Okay, then. Whew! I must not have been as dense as I thought earlier, but when I saw your response name, I thought it was just another moment of sitting on a cornflake waiting for the van to come.

            Did I tell you I love the Beatles?

            Goo, goo, goo, joob. 😀

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          2. Ob-La-Di, Ob-La-Da – Who couldn’t love the Beatles? They’ve got a song for everything 🙂

            I would say it’s safe to assume you weren’t sitting on a cornflake when you first commented, we just like to keep everyone on their toes by throwing out a bunch of names that don’t match the name to my picture 😉

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    2. LOL, you guys are a trip. Actually it’s funny because I never know what in the world I’m going to call either of you, Swifty and Diddy, or maybe based of your comments, Paul and Ringo.

      I’m sure the weekend was bittersweet. Hopefully the fun from your camping and the excitement of Nano kept you in a good mental place.

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  7. Loved this–again! Perfect timing and a continual lesson that I need to keep learning over and over again even though I’ve been married 22 years.
    More importantly though…what race did you run this week-end?!? I’m a runner, too and love hear about other’s experiences.

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    1. Hi! I’m sure Christy will be around later to answer you herself about her race, so I’ll leave that for her 🙂 I’m glad you enjoyed this weekends words!

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      1. Thank you, C.K. I bookmarked your words and have referred back several times already. Thanks so much for sharing!

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    2. Hey Michelle, I ran a half-marathon this weekend; originally I’d planned to do a full, but I got hit with a pesky chest-bug several weeks ago. Having learned my lesson the hard way in the past (pneumonia), I decided to just “let go” and cut back training while I healed. I’m just thankful I was able to do the half–and my time didn’t suck, LOL. Running has been a life-saver to me in my sobriety; I’ll never set any world records, but it keeps me mostly sane and lets me listen to music and eat a few extra Reeses cups…. Can’t wait to hear more about your running. Thanks for dropping by! xo, Christy

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      1. Found your note! Wow…imagine how dangerous I’ll be once I figure out all of this ‘blogging stuff.’ Congrats on your half and good choice on avoiding the full. Hopefully, the weather, scenery and company was good, too!
        Isn’t it amazing how running can become all about the training sometimes–it becomes an addiction all it’s own. Oh god…I only ran 12.891 miles instead of the 13 I was scheduled for. I do it to keep sane…and married….and yes, DEFINTELY for the extra peanut butter cups! Thanks for sharing!!

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  8. Hi Jennie! So nice to read of the collaboration and loving this post. Letting go is a tough, ongoing but invaluable lesson. I am learning this is where peace lives maybe, in that temporarily empty space when we do let go.

    Loved all the gems collected here, but especially this part: “You keep your motor on so you can steer with the current. And when you hear the sound of the waterfall coming nearer and nearer, tidy up the boat, put on your best tie and hat, and smoke a cigar right up till the moment you go over. That’s a triumph.”

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    1. Hi (I’ll call you BB for now) BB! 🙂 I’m really happy to be working with Christy on Words for the Weekend, I love what she does here! Letting go is tough, it’s still one I keep working on.

      Bradbury is awesome, isn’t he?

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  9. whiteladyinthehood · ·

    Loved ALL of these!!! and Hello, Good Morning!

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    1. Hello, Whitelady and good afternoon (I’m having a late start on blogs today!)! I’m so very happy to hear you loved these! 🙂

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  10. All brilliant. But especially love the Passenger one. Say him perform that solo live on tv the other week and was “blown away”

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    1. Hi furtheron! Isn’t that an amazing song? The lyrics alone are powerful but his voice is just so awesome as well 🙂

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        1. Rats. It won’t let us watch the video here in the States, but I love that he’s getting more radio play over here. I found him via Satellite Radio (The Coffee House) and just saw someone do “Let Her Go” on the US version of The Voice the other week. Such an interesting voice, very unique. The whole CD is excellent and Amazon, at least in the States, has an incredible deal on the MP3 version ($5 for 16 songs)

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          1. Darn the BBC and their regional controls! Shame!

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  11. Well, Wow….This is such a moving post. It moved me to tears actually. This has been my theme for the year and you have captured it so beautifully. So many of these quotes represent what I’ve felt over the past few years in learning how to deal with and move past my daughters addiction. So much of what was written here relates to the process we went through. Melissa Marr’s quote about letting go when you want to hold tight. Isn’t that what mothers do? It goes against the grain to let go of one who is so sick, to give up control to someone else to help her heal. And yet, it worked and she is healed and continues to work at it. But her working at it means she has to live hundreds of miles away from me and it hurts to be so far away from each other. So, for the sake of her sobriety I’ve let go and accept that she is where she needs to be for now. Steve Maraboli, “unless you forgive the situation, unless you realize that the situation is over, you cannot move forward.” This is so true. It’s easy to relive the pain and hold resentment, but doing so holds one captive and one cant be free. And Wm Paul Young’s quote on forgiveness…beautiful.
    I can’t thank you enough for this inspiring post. I know I’ll be coming back to it often. I must say that your blog feeds my love affair with words.
    Christy I hope you were able to achieve your personal best for your marathon.
    Jennie or C.K. or Diddy….It’s nice to meet you as well!
    Thank you again for this beautifully touching post.
    Fondly,
    ~Elle
    P.S. Thanks too for the song dedication!! I’m not gonna lie, it made me feel kinda special =)

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    1. Hello, Elle, it’s very nice to meet you too! I’m glad to hear your daughter is healing, though I can understand the difficulty being separated can bring, especially when – as you said – it goes against the grain to let go of one who is sick. Knowing when to hang on and when to let go are hard enough, the letting go – in my own way I understand learning to let go. I used to recite the chorus to Kenny Roger’s “The Gambler” in my head to remind myself of what I needed to do in order to help my husband in the only way I really could. I wish you and your daughter all the best and I am glad you found inspiration to help you through in words. I find words to be powerful enough to help get through almost everything – Jennie

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    2. First and foremost, YOU ARE SPECIAL, Elle. You’ve helped me so much in the past year and a half. As we commented at RoS, I really did embrace your theme of letting go too, and yes, I remember well the song you shared with me and the one I shared back (Jackson Browne and Alison Krauss…) so of course, in a way, this whole volume was dedicated to you. Which thrills me that you saw it and enjoyed each quote and selection and got a little something out each.

      I didn’t realize you and your daughter were not physically closer. I’m sure that is incredibly hard some days. I know not a day goes by that I don’t miss my mom, so I’m sure the feeling is somewhat similar.

      The Wilde quote on detachment really got me, about just letting people do what they need to do. Reminded me of Gibran’s “The Prophet” and what he said about love needing space, because two trees could not grow in the shadow of each other, and the harp’s music only exists because of the space between strings. (Very loosely paraphrased from memory…) I’ve recently given a friend a lot of space, and in doing so have given myself the same space, and it’s hard because it feels like abandonment–this having without holding–but she is flourishing–like a neon rasberry. 🙂 (The Piercy poem kicked me in the gut.)

      So grateful for your comment. And yay to you and Jennie meeting–she’s special too, just like you. With love, Christy

      PS–I had a great run! Considering I’d been sick for the previous month, it really was a personal best for me. I accepted my limitations and still finished strong. It was a beautiful day.

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  12. *waves to Christina and Jennie*

    What a fantastic duo, and welcome, Jennie. Woot! I’m looking forward to the upcoming WFTW. Christina, you’ve been in my thoughts all week. Hope you are recovering nicely from your run this past weekend, and I look forward to an update.

    This “Letting Go” post was power packed. Thank you! ღ

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    1. Thank you, Victoria! I’m very excited about working with Christy on WftW and about the upcoming weekend post! 🙂

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    2. Hi Victoria! I had a great run–the weather was absolutely perfect. I even ran to a few of your songs: Oceanlab “On a Good Day” and Temper Trap “Sweet Disposition”, so I was thinking of you too. 🙂 I was wiped out for a couple of days, but surprisingly, not too sore. Just exhausted, and the time change hasn’t helped much either, sigh. Just let go, right?

      Hope you’re doing okay, saw you posted earlier–I’ll be over soon. xoxo And YAY, aren’t you excited about Jennie too!?!

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  13. Imogen Heap and Passenger in the same blog post!? I have died and gone to bloggy heaven. What a great post and a good reminder that we do need to let things go some times.

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    1. Hey girlie, you better believe our heaven is going to be full of kickass music! I was just thinking about you… What in the world did you do to your hands? I hope you’re feeling better quickly! xx, c

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      1. Let’s just say I had a fight with my very steep concrete driveway and the driveway won 😦 I’m a bit bruised and battered but luckily I’m OK. Thank you xx

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        1. Yikes! Yeah, those driveways don’t really budge do they? Bruises heal faster than broken bones though at least–glad to hear you’re ok.

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  14. hi Christy and C.K, ty so much for your follow of my poetry and writing, and for lighting the path to yours. ok, i have to tell you this incredible post inspired me so much i had to leave to write a poem! i’m back now to ty for such creative energy and enthusiasm, this will definitely be a mainstay in my weekend morning reading!

    oh, and the music shares are top notch!

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    1. Hello, hello, hello!

      I just followed the breadcrumbs someone had left for me to find your blog. Maybe someone will now follow the breadcrumbs I have left for them to find you. I love how huge the internet can be — and yet, we still find little connections and breadcrumb trails everywhere we turn. Something to that Six Degrees of Separation, huh? Or is it Kevin Bacon? I always get that confused. 😉

      Inspiration for other writers is one of the reasons I started doing Words way back when (before it moved to its own home). I was searching for the Muse in writings of the past, hoping She would visit me if I could find her first, and decided to capture that search should it prove helpful for others to find *their* Muse. To hear we inspired a poem? And one of *yours*? Well, that’s just about the nicest compliment you could ever pay us.

      With gratitude,
      Christy

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      1. ‘find little connections and breadcrumb trails’, yes, that’s precisely how i view the internet and the Universe too! you have another blog, sorry, did i miss it listed somewhere?

        oh, and your poem will be posted tomorrow am, in my Monday Haiku space, hope to see then. have a wonderful night Christine and C.K. and ty again.

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        1. I’ll be there with bells on! or something like that. How exciting, you’ll have to let us share your work one of these weeks. That would be fun for all.

          Oh, no, you didn’t miss my other blog. I haven’t decided to link to it here or not yet, but most of my readers do know me from my original blog RunningOnSober. You’re more than welcome to stop by. I’m not posting as frequently there at the moment, but this is my most recent “real post.”

          Have a great night, WC.

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  15. Fabulous and I love Stuart Wilde.

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    1. Thank you so much. You know, it doesn’t surprise me you’re a Wilde fan — I find a lot of mysticism in your writing too. It’s quite lovely.

      “The greatest love you can offer others, in my view, is to leave them alone.” — ah, but sometimes that is so hard. Liberating to not take on others’ burdens, but so hard to see another suffering.

      Thanks so much for visiting and commenting. x, Christy

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  16. Let Go from Imogen Heap is such a good song! I listened to it a lot for let’s say a month, and now it brigns back all those memories.
    Which is why I don’t listen to it as much anymore. But now I will again!

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    1. From the movie “Garden State” which makes her solo performance pretty cool since Zach was the male lead in that movie. I love her solo piano version–it gives me chills. It’s like a totally different song from the Frou Frou band version, isn’t it?

      “There’s beauty in the breakdown.” — one of the best lines EVER.

      So good to see you, NBI! x, C

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      1. Yeah, I like her solo version the most. Just Imogen and the piano, it feels so honest, somehow… I even once wrote a post on that song :). It wasn’t really good, but I just wanted to share that song.

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        1. Ooh, I’ll have to go on my own “treasure hunt” around your blog to find it. I love writing music-themed pieces or even just about music itself.

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