Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Letting Go

Earlier today I ran across a note I'd made at some point. I can't recall where I heard it, and unfortunately I didn't jot that down. The note was, "The same amount of strength it took to take it, is the same amount it takes to let it go."

That seems like such a perfect summation of letting go - of whatever you're holding that you need to part with. Unfortunately, it's a little harder to do than a simple statement would lead you to believe.

I like the echoes of Newton's laws of physics in that statement. Of course, I have no idea what Mr. Newton was trying to move past.


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As I have been doing every day, I spent the day making calls, creating new paper and shuffling other paper.

I also had an eye doctor's appointment this morning. I was due for a checkup back in April but when I called to schedule it, today was the first available day that worked. I really, really like my eye doctor and we always have the most fascinating conversations. Today it was about connection and how people seem to be becoming more isolated all the time. We talked about Third Places, travel, the book "Bowling Alone," and a dozen other things. I always want to just talk with him more but he does have other patients.

I did take time for lunch with Julie and Jan. We haven't had a chance to get together for awhile and it was great. They make me laugh.

It was, blissfully, less than 90 degrees today - considerably less than the 100 plus we had over the weekend. I think we have one more decent day and then it's back in the stratosphere. So, tomorrow I need to get motivated to do whatever I must do outside. I haven't even peeked at my backyard but I'm sure it needs to be mowed. On the upside, I probably have ripe blackberries. At least that's what I'm telling myself to motivate me to get out and mow - then pick blackberries.

My next door neighbors, Bob and Ruth, have been taking care of my front lawn. It looks so incredibly nice. The rest of it I just try to keep passable. I need to try to make it into "passable" tomorrow.

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