If you look up images about "letting go," you get a lot of sky and ocean shots. Also, birds, balloons, and dandelions. That makes perfect sense to me. The sky, the ocean, birds, balloons, and where those dandelion feathery-leaves go all point to the unknown, the utter lack of control. It is hard to let go, whether it's a good thing or person, or not-so-good, or truly awful.
That's what this episode is about. It's written and performed by me, Silvie Zamora, with beautiful underscoring by Phil Ward. The Life Lab Notes podcast theme is also by Phil Ward.
Here are the helpful and interesting links I promised. Scout around. Don't be afraid. Or, go ahead and feel what you feel, but explore anyway.
This website is FULL of cool stuff:
And so is this one. This one is a headier website, with so many book recommendations on lots of fascinating and deep subjects, and just browsing the quotes is very cool. This link is to one article, but do look around.
And finally, this one, in honour of my Mom: