A vine that permeated Michigan & Indiana where I grew up.
A derivative of nightshade, with clusters of orange pods
My Mother loved this vine, hung in wreaths all around our home.
Especially during October, with my favorite, Halloween.
To me the word evokes
Memories and moments of times past
Moving to new cities as I did many times growing up.
Standing in the middle of the house
Letting go of
Every piece has a memory.
Tells you something about who you are
Who you wanted to be
Who you became.
Let those memories come
Touch the things, look at the stuff
Let the flood happen
Bask in it, bathe in it.
Did they bring you
Hold it once more
Take the whole of it in
Does it bring you joy?
Either keep it or
Let it go.
No guilt, no sadness
Joy for the moments of the moments that you had with
They make the sum of the parts
The sum of you.
But you don't need any of it
You are who you are
Without a single thing
Without the stuff.
Buying, consuming, making piles.
We breeze through life
We breeze through the years of our life
Because they go
And you don't want to miss
So say yes to the joy of it
Even when it sucks.
Bittersweet is both
We have all five/six tastes on our tongue because
We are supposed to "taste" all of them.
Not just sweet.
The same is with emotions.
They are all there because we need all of them.
With hope there is more joy than fear.
More happy than sad.
The thing to do is control what you can
Embrace the unexpected
Let go of the past
And revel in every moment that you can.
There are never enough of them..
What do you hold onto and what do you let go of?
Time to tidy?
Bits at a time.
Written by Head Maven & CEO, Heather Newman
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Photo: Bittersweet Wreath, Beckyredbarn.com
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