Archive for August 13th, 2007

Albert Einstein chimes in again…

Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius – and a lot of courage – to move in the opposite direction.

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The elimination round and letting go…

I have been doing a lot of thinking about releasing the things that I have held on to — and perhaps for too long. Some of this feeling has something to do with reevaluating things as I pack up for a move to another apartment. I have this ring I got from an old flame a few years back. I know I loved him dearly but am happy that I was able to move on — well, kind of. Because I’ve been holding on to this tiny diamond ring I must not have officially moved on. I toyed with the idea of selling it a few times and went to some pawn shops — ultimately deciding that I just couldn’t toss the sentiment away on a nominal gain.

I’ve since reconsidered. The same goes for this old Vermont teddy bear he gave me that I know a little girl will appreciate more. This is all part of growing. The elimination round of typical reality shows has some validity to real life—there will always be things/people that you will eliminate from your life or will be eliminated for you. This is all part of growing too, only sometimes it is a harder lesson. 

Collectively letting go and the process of elimination makes you stronger and reevaluate yourself — or situations in your life. They are not always pleasant but they are always part of you. 

I will be making that trip back to the pawn shop today.