An Open Palm

Seat overlooking ocean with bird flying away


We have to hold

The people we love

With an open palm

So they can fly away

And if it is right again

They can come back to us

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  • nodimlight
    October 30, 2013 at 12:45 am

    So true. Very true. We can never make people do anything out of love. Manipulation, lying, pleading, abuse, threats, trickery – admittedly these things might work, but they are never the ingredients of love, and will never end well for either party. There is truth behind the saying “love hurts”, but humans have never been very good at sacrifice. We have to renew our minds every day and choose to love, and choose love over ourselves. It does not come naturally.

  • tingtingstyling
    October 30, 2013 at 3:41 am

    The only way to love someone is not to suffocate them with our grip but welcome them with open heart so that you both have a sense of ease. It is funny how the concept of ultimate freedom is not to hang on, but to let go.

  • Rajiv
    October 30, 2013 at 4:52 am

    This is very true. In a song by the Everly Brothers, there are the lyrics, “The Greatest Love is the love that can let you go”

  • Dan_Dlion
    October 30, 2013 at 6:07 am

    Reblogged this on Outside The Fish Bowl.

  • chalkdustfairy
    October 30, 2013 at 6:10 am

    Reblogged this on This is your real mother speaking… and commented:
    I love this!

  • imnotyourfavoritepossession
    October 30, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Very true. I am also finding out that sometimes, though it is the last thing we can imagine at the time, it is a good thing for them to fly away and never come back.

  • ghostyfleur
    October 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

    Reblogged this on ♫☃★♚gl▲dyz☮♥✡☠✈.

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    October 31, 2013 at 2:54 am

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  • sharathm3
    November 1, 2013 at 6:55 am

    Trust trusts you until you trust the trust truely:-)

  • charoussel
    November 2, 2013 at 2:37 am

    Reblogged this on The nut cracker sweets.

  • Author Catherine Townsend-Lyon
    November 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

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