Rocks, feathers and the music of letting go….

I needed a rest from the intensity of the storytelling brewing inside,
needed to let it marinate in spirit
and go outside instead to watch the leaves drift down
on the wind of a season shifting.

Needed to give my old ways some space to stretch again with the new of a job,
the bustle of some ending,  and a hurricane of change.
To give myself again to the river running through
and pour epsom salts in steaming tub
and let the hot waters tug the hurting from my bones
while I stir and stir the singing to my soul.

To crumple fresh into the everloving arms of Life-Giver.

I’ll be back again soon with more stories
but need right now to stoke the fires of gratitude
until they climb high and burn strong against the early night.
To feed my joy generous with hefty portions of light
until my heart is thumping music again.
To do the sacred work of letting go.

Sometimes like releasing a feather to breeze,
sometimes like coughing up rocks,
the always freeing
and wildly surprising
badassery of
l e t t i n g
g o.

“People may call what happens at midlife a ‘crisis’ but it’s not.
It’s an unraveling – a time when you feel a desperate pull to live the life you want to live,
not the one you’re ‘supposed’ to live.
The unraveling is the time when you’re challenged by the universe
to let go
of who you think you are supposed to be
and to embrace who you are.”
– Brene’ Brown


  1. Julia on October 25, 2018 at 10:32 am

    It takes time to find the true self and sometimes we have to pull away from the everyday dramas and distractions of our lives to see clearly. Life is like that, we need a constant assessment and adjustment of what holds us back of our real identity.

    I know to be the wave rider that you are, that you will easily ride this wave and arrive looking your best, always.
    Hugs, Julia

    • jennifer on October 26, 2018 at 4:03 pm

      Yes, layer by layer sometimes. Each season a different layer.
      I love your words to me – thanks for reminding me to ride the wave:)
      So much appreciation,

  2. Elephants Child on October 25, 2018 at 2:10 pm

    The letting go is easy, and insanely difficult, beautiful and terrifying. A bit like life really.
    Continue your journey, knowing that we are here when you are ready to return.

    • jennifer on October 26, 2018 at 4:02 pm

      yes and yes….yes to all:)
      Exactly like life.
      Thanks for your kind balmy words, Sue.

  3. Lady Fi on October 27, 2018 at 12:20 am

    The hurricane of change … such wise words!

    Wishing you peace and bliss in the letting go.

    • jennifer on November 10, 2018 at 1:15 pm

      Thanks for your kind words, Fi.
      Bliss to you beneath your big sky there,

  4. Anne Camblin on October 29, 2018 at 8:50 am

    Sometimes like releasing a feather to breeze,
    sometimes like coughing up rocks,
    the always freeing
    and wildly surprising
    badassery of
    l e t t i n g
    g o.
    SO much truth right there, my friend. Love you.

    • jennifer on November 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Thanks for weighing in, Anne:) I love sharing this road with you:)
      – Jennifer

  5. Sharon Leaf on November 1, 2018 at 9:13 am

    I’m several ‘letting go’ seasons ahead of you. I’m in my final downsizing chapter and loving the freedom. All the while, I’m placing my writing pen down, rescheduled a speaking engagement, and embellishing the hours of packing, tossing, giving, and donating my once-cherished treasures to the wind. I cherish your words, and our long-distance friendship. I hope my words encourage half as much as yours.

    • jennifer on November 10, 2018 at 1:11 pm

      Treasures to the wind. I love that.
      Thanks for saying where you are in this thing
      and much peace to you as along the way you go:)
      Oceans of blessing,

  6. Robin on November 9, 2018 at 10:23 am

    Oh your words…they sink deep into my soul. Will be here…waiting for your return. xo

    • jennifer on November 10, 2018 at 1:10 pm

      Thanks for your kind support, Robin. Means more than i have words to say.
      Much joy to you in your journey,

  7. Barbara Shallue on November 11, 2018 at 11:28 pm

    It’s easy to get overspent and drained of ourselves, and so important to know when it’s time to rest and refill. You are smart!

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