A very fall topic
Beautiful writing Priya, and brava for you cultivating your courage!✨🌟💖🙏🕊️
Shared! I’ve been thinking about this topic a lot lately. Both personally and professionally I’m bumping into situations that call for letting go.
Thanks for the post and the poetry 🙏
Lovely poem! Kudos to you and thanks for sharing. The tension between letting go and holding on is fascinating and equivocal at times.
Lovely poem. Perfectionism is a spiral to nowhere. Thx for sharing!
I loved your poem! I especially loved these lines:
Too afraid to hold onto anything?
I wonder this myself all the time.
Beautiful poem, Priya.
The message behind it is an important one for us writers and the way you delivered that message is elegant.
I really liked the last three lines:
“Let me start again, she says.
There is less of ‘me’
I also really liked this description in the intro to your piece:
“The hazy sunlight pools between buildings and trees, shadows seem softer and less dense, and trees prepare to let go of leaves.”
Thanks, Priya — keep fighting that perfectionism :)
"I’m going to start by not being a perfectionist for a few minutes at a time and share this poem, my first in nearly forty years. Next, I’m going to be practice courage for a few minutes, and quickly schedule this newsletter."
I am going to take this advice and use it tomorrow when I hunker down in the morning with my newsletter! Let go of the perfection and create with courage, for a few minutes, or long enough to get my newsletter done. Thanks for this great piece. Such good reminders.
A timely reminder to us all.
In the crippling pursuit of perfectionism, we only lose time. Forty years is a long time, but I’m glad that you decided to share this wonderful, poignant poem.