Saturday, January 14, 2012

I haven't written in a few days, and I have so much to say.

This really has been a very busy week. 

Rather than writing a post longer than the Illiad, I will choose to write a post here and there over the next few days, to empty out all these thoughts filling up my mind (so I can make room for more, of course. It's getting rather crowded with thoughts in there).

The first thing I wanted to post is a poem by e.e. cummings, along with a quote from a song by the Beatles. They both sum up one thing I've been thinking a lot about: letting things go, so that life can be okay.

I have always tried to "go with the flow" as much as I can.

Lately I have seen in my own life and in others, so many things happen that seem so overpowering, and daunting. There are so many people going through life as if they were - what looks to me - traveling with almost insurmountable mountains in their way.

And it is very scary, and very real. And I want to help them all, but I don't know how of course. But, I do know that I took the advice of this poem once, a few years ago - and my life changed. I learned to let some things go - and so much happiness flowed into my life, it was like a spicket of water that just kept on coming.

After I let go of whatever was getting to me, Stevie came into my life. He really picks me up when I'm down, and is a great sounding board for what I'm thinking about (although, you guys are, too of course!), and really helps me to push a picture back into perspective, if it has fallen out of whack.

And Stevie came into my life after I let things go. 

And then I was working for years doing something that just took everything out of me, and made me really sad, a lot, and then I let it go.

And my new job came into my life, that I love more and more every day, working with people who really make me happy, too.

In the middle of all of that, a baby came into our lives. And she has changed both Stevie and my life, by a billion trillion times, and making our lives a billion trillion times better. 

(I want to go to Church every Sunday for the sole purpose of thanking God for our baby girl. And then the things that happen in life - the things I see happening to other people - that makes me want to keep praying, too. For everybody.)

So, my point is: if you let it go, you'd be surprised what happens to your life. And I think you know what "it" is...whatever "it" is. 

And also there are so many ways of letting "it" go. Anyway - this is highly recommended.

Here is the poem first - "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
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

so comes love

And, of course, the Beatles quote is "Let it be". Same message. Great, great advice.


  1. There is a Bible quote that also speaks to "letting go". I'm not sure of the scripture verse, but it states: God give me the wisdom to change what is possible to change and accept that which I can't change. There's no point in agonizing about things like the weather, for example. although some people certainly do. Save your energy for something on which you can have an effect. Good to hear your thoughts again, Katie.

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