“I burnt some of my dreams today – the pursuit of knowledge that I had loved, and I tried to let go. I saw the sorrow of holding onto things. A wise woman once said “Ain’t nothin’ but a thang” and she was right – it was just a ‘thang’.
So I hide in old comfort music, like a large well-worn, well-loved jersey that always fits, regardless of how much weight I’ve put on or taken off. And it feels like arms of love, that always fit.
A tear, an empty glass, a wet cheek, an old plan and it’s happy dreams that I thought would carry me through – all reduced to ash.
This is my wake to an old life, an old dream that won’t be realised, so I’m gonna grieve – and do it now. I don’t want to hold on when letting go is what must be done. I have laughed – and I will laugh again. I just need to let go.
This is my wake – to celebrate the promise of a dream; never promised, simply an expectation unfulfilled.
And on some quiet level, deep down, deep deep below what I know, it’s actually OK because maybe there’s something else that awaits”