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?

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