At Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog, Ruth Ayres shares this quote:
I realize there’s something incredibly honest about trees in the winter, how they’re experts at letting things go. —Jeffrey McDaniel
She goes on to offer this reflection and invitation:
I like the thought of honesty in letting things go.
Do you believe this is true? If so, how will you live today?
As I contemplate these questions, my mortuary-apprentice son is counting the number of death calls, services, and cremations he’s attended to this year.
Sooner or later comes a time of having to let things go.
Seems if we are wise, we choose before that time. A shedding, of sorts.
For in daily living there are worlds of difference between minutiae, minutes, and moments.
As much as I can, I choose moments.
As in the final words of Shakespeare’s Sonnet 73: To love that well which thou must leave ere long.