Releasing what was –
A fleeting reality,
existing no more.
I had the occasion recently to show someone my hometown. I had described it of course, told stories of growing up there, but had not had the chance to actually drive around and have him see it. So after we had been driving around and I was pointing out things, my companion chuckled and said that the town he was seeing did not fit the picture of I had painted at all. I stopped for a moment, and realized that he was right (he more often than not is). My hometown, the one that I experienced and have carried around in my memories for, well…let’s just say a long time, no longer existed outside of my head.
Since then I have toyed with that realization. How much of the things we carry around with us in our heads simply no longer exist? The hurts, the disappointments, all the negative things that we humans tend to lay in our little red wagons and pull behind us through life. Things happen, words spoken, actions taken and, for better or worse, it shapes us, you cannot erase what has happened. But how many needless, painful things do we carry with us that are just no longer a reality? Perhaps then we can lay some of the hurt to rest and live in this moment with a clearer vision.