Last week I somewhat disagreed, and this week I’m disagreeing again.
I love fall, I love the beautiful colors. I agree it is lovely to let things go. Unburden ourselves. Quit carrying pain that only drags us down. However, when it comes to dead things. Especially loved ones who have passed away, there isn’t really a letting go. People touch our lives, change our lives, and just because they aren’t around anymore doesn’t mean they should be let go. By all means don’t cling to the past and ignore the present or future. But remember those people and recognize how they have helped shaped your present and future.
My godfather passed away this summer. And I wasn’t able to have dinner with him the week before. Now I would love to have dinner with him. I’d love to tell him about my new job, and I’d love to know what he thinks about it. Thankfully there is a new branch of his former bank near my apartment. Every time I see it my mind is flooded with memories of him and the city of Deerwood.
So while these fall colors are lovely, and yes it is wonderful to let go of things that are holding us down, not all dead things should be let go. Some things need to stay with us.
What have you chosen not to let go of?