Wednesday, June 13, 2012

How Can You Miss Me if I Don't Go Away?

Many of us make the very natural mistake of holding with all our might to a relationship we love.  This may be romantic, filial, platonic or what have you.  Often the relationship goes awry and we find ourselves with a gaping hole in our souls wondering what happened.  Then we often think "perhaps they just didn't know how much I loved them" or "if they would just come back everything would be fine."  But human beings have a tendency and indeed a need to recover from intense love and affection. 

So how do we come to grips with the idea of letting go when we fear we may be losing someone?  We do so by recognizing that if we do not give people freedom we are much more likely to lose them permanently.  If love is real then the person will chose to return of their own volition and not by our strangling grips.  Allowing freedom strengthens mutual respect and thus allows a stronger, happier relationship. 

Now that being said, I would like to bid you all a very fond au revoir.  I will be on vacation for about a week and will leave you to your own devices in the interim.  I respect your choice to read other blogs and shall endeavor not to feel slighted that you not sit weeping in front of the screen wondering why I have abandoned you.  Fear not.  The California beaches await me and we will be back together soon. 

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