Tuesday, November 21, 2006

Let it go.

Here is an email I got today ...
What should you let go of?

If I Were Lucky
By Avis Drucker

If I were lucky in this lifetime,
I would learn the art of letting go.
I would start with the bathroom scale,
that little square joy buster.

Next would be my watch,
keeper of rigid rituals and joyless appointments.

Perfection, next big hit.
Let the housework pile up and invite lots of friends over.
Just put the vacuum cleaner in the middle of the living room
and leave it there for six months.

Next, get rid of that worry dance I do.
The health of my husband,
the safety of my children,
not enough money,
what people think,
being alone,
not being alone,
terrorists, tax collectors,
termites . . .
get a grip!
Let it go.

I would travel the world
and take lots of black and white photos
of all the wonderful faces.

I would sit on the beach with my friends
nd eat junky hot dogs.
I would take long walks with my husband
through the village to the lighthouse.
Sometimes I would sit quietly on my porch
and listen to the birds for hours.

Sometimes I would put on jazz or opera and turn it up really loud.
I would surround myself with people
who love nature, laughter and dessert.
I would spend my time living large and doing nothing.

I would sit back and enjoy the journey.

The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can't find them, make them.- George Bernard Shaw, playwright

I always thank God for you because of his grace given you in Christ Jesus.
For in him you have
been enriched in every way -
in all your speaking and in all your knowledge. 1 Corinthians 1:4-5


Anonymous said...

Hi frannie great email....

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for the new and improved Ramblin Rose

Swishy said...

I think the biggest thing I have to let go of and never will is that you can't control other people, no matter how much you love them.

And I'm still waiting for the story, too ...

Anonymous said...

You're so right! I think we hang on to too much stuff as it is, both physically and emotionally. I keep hearing how North Americans, with all their "wealth" are not as happy as people in poor countries that have very little. It has a lot to do with attitude.

Frannie Farmer said...

RR ... thanks! It's great. Good for you for getting out there and finding a new and improved venue!
Swishy .. ug, why is that? I WANT to control them. When I want to eat chocolate, I can and I do .. so what is wrong with that equation? and story, what story :) That just might be an offline story.
Trish .. this is my mantra .. let it go. just let it go. sometimes it works. But not very often.