Believe it or not, that's actually a phrase that led many to Candyland, according to my stats. Well, that and, "the different parts of Candyland," but I figured talking about my "parts" would be a little weird. Well I guess if you know me, maybe it wouldn't be that weird.
Yesterday I did some internal cleansing. My horoscope implied things in my life, heart and mind will start to die off and be re-born in both the literal and metaphorical senses. So, I rummaged through the closets and dug out old boxes labeled "baby stuff" and spent an hour sorting through every memory of what was October 2006. You may know the incident as (what I refer to) the offspring.
It was bittersweet folding the tiny clothes, inhaling the lingering scents of Dreft, and watching my (almost) four-year-old running her fingers along the sidewalk as I watched through the window. It was more bitter than sweet, really. To know time is moving moving moving and we can't press pause, not even for second, kind of hurts sometimes.
There was an article in the paper about our city's growing homeless rate and the children suffering through it. They don't have toys, because they get stolen and fold-up cribs are crammed against the walls. I know there's times we're a paycheck away from the streets, but were blessed with family and friends who wouldn't let that happen. Some people aren't.
Immediately after reading, I boxed up my baby girl's things for donation. Even though there's always hope for another child, letting go of those things was somehow my way of letting go of September 29th, 2009. To prepare for better things to come. And then I listened to New Medicine, and all was right in the world.
How about you, friends, what do you need to let go of today?