By S. J. Brown
I’ve let go of many things over the past few years. I let go of our old victorian home after over 20 years. During our move and the challenging months that followed I let go of a multitude of things, furniture, clothes, nic nacs and so much more.
I let go of my 1965 chevy station wagon, and the car I replaced it with.
As a photographer I let go of images all the time. They make their way into magazines, newspapers, books and greeting cards. Of course the first one was the hardest and a real learning experience for me.
As a writer I let go of that perfect sentence that oozed with imagery. I let go of a number of stories and images when I released my first full length book ( Close Ups & Close Encounters. ) In my current work in progress my sister and I let go of shared memories
I’ve let go of old friends who have passed away and affiliations with organizations that were headed in direction I wasn’t comfortable with.
Now I am letting go of Winter.
I am saying good bye to wearing 2 layers of clothes, heavy coats, gloves, and scarves. My insulated socks are being demoted to the bottom dresser drawer next to my thermals. The snow shovel is headed to the garage with my snow boots.
Part of letting go is embracing something new.
I am embracing SPRINGTIME.
My days are being filled with warm temperatures, photo trips, and outdoor projects. I have joined new groups like the Gardeners exchange group. We exchange ideas, plants, and sometimes recipes.
Jay blames them for our new expanded raised veggie garden. Yes they offered a few tips on how to make it successful, but my Mother in Law requested I add peas and cucumbers to the garden this year. My friend Linda offered to help with weeding and watering if I would plant some watermelons. Another friend confessed he wanted to sneak over and pick a nice ripe tomato, and some green beans.
Also new this year I will be exploring new states, Alabama and Louisiana are on my list. I will also be traveling to new areas of states I have been to before and returning to old favorites.
So letting go can be a good thing. Now if I could just let go of those extra 10 pounds I gained I won’t have to let go of my favorite shorts.
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