on letting go

“I moved on because I had to, because pain gets heavy when you carry it far from its source, like a bucket of water hauled miles from a stream–it acquires a whole new value, which is the sum of its primary essence and your secondary investment.”

from Anthropology of an American Girl by Hilary Thayer Hamann

Worth thinking about–the weight of sorrow is equal to the initial pain plus the effort of having to carry it. In what ways could we seek freedom by sorting through things that no longer serve us?



Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: