Shawn L. Bird

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love is letting go May 26, 2012

Filed under: Commentary,Literature — Shawn L. Bird @ 9:57 pm
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Diana Wynne Jones writes, in Fire and Hemlock,

To love someone enough to let them go, you had to let them go forever or you did not love them that much.

That’s profound.

Sad, too.

But on second thought- what does ‘let them go forever’ mean, really?  Release them to the universe?  Trust them?  Say good-bye?  Embrace them?

Can you hold someone physically while letting them go emotionally?  or visa versa?

What do you think of this quote?  What do you think Wynne-Jones means?  Is it true?



2 Responses to “love is letting go”

  1. Sally Odgers Says:

    It’s not a question of what Diana Wynne Jones meant (and by the way, Jones was her surname… Wynne was a second name) but what the character who said it meant. I think the context here makes it pretty plain that the “letting go” meant denying all obligation and ownership.

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