Saturday, February 14, 2009

Time To Let Go

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There is a time to let go.
It is not always easy to turn loose,
to untwine your fingers from the strands
of the relationship.
Having held those strings,
for so long braiding them or weaving them
into a very special tapestry that shows the patterns of love,
it then becomes difficult to let go,
to stop the tying of knots that make it strong
and hold this weaving of two lives as it grows longer.

When you know the tapestry is no longer strong,
when the years of weather and wind have whipped at it
and worn it out in the weak parts of the weave,
when it no longer is the solid cloak that has held off the cold
of a world that natters at you,
it is time.

For sometimes, the thing that was a special strength
and a comfort in the hardest of times
suddenly is before your eyes and cannot be denied.
It is no longer what you thought.
It is what it is.
But it is no longer what was once dear.

It is time to let go.

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