Story 22. Letting Go.


Grannymar in her Sunday One-liner post has this quote.
“In the end, only three things matter: how much you loved, how gently you lived, and how gracefully you let go of things not meant for you.”
~ Buddha

Letting Go is usually referred to while using this quote to let the memories of some one who is dead go. If we find such memories difficult to let go, what about letting go living persons who are loved ones as well?

I take my readers back to my story Relationships And Karma written three years ago. Since then a lot of water has flown down our Mulamutha and an update is what today’s story is all about.

The widowed daughter is back to being perfectly normal, and is back at her job. She has met a nice young man and is planning to get married to him soon. The father is back in his practice and extremely busy. The wife who followed her bliss has continued to follow her bliss.

My post had raised some interesting observations from my readers the thrust being on gender related matters like what would have been the case had the man gone following his bliss or whether he would have let her go had she chosen to go with another man and so on. These are all very valid questions and I cannot think of any one answer that will fit and that is the beauty of being human. The point however is whether we can gracefully let go of things not meant for us.

And coming to a woman letting go of a man, what can I say other than let a woman say it in her inimitable style?

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