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  • Sometimes when you're willing to let go you find strange things start happening. You get the job. You get the boyfriend. You get the baby. And these are quite straightforward gifts from the universe. Other times, however the synchronicity hits you in the face like a two-ton pendulum.

    Now, I'm not sure if I've let go enough to claim to be an expert on this but I've been listening to a song by Ann Brun titled "To Let Myself Go" since 2006. Maybe it has something to do with it. She's also in town next week touring her new CD.

    Yes. I've had to wait that long.

    This morning, though...this morning confirmed it for sure. I can prove it by a backwards process of deduction and reduction and I have objects and photos to prove it. I am convinced that I've let things go.

    Here is how.
    And I thank you for your patience with my unscientific method.

    Two days ago a dear friend put a stack of books at my door.
    I've been on a deadline to do accounting for family.
    The books lay dormant.
    Clothing piled on top.
    The anxiety of working through numbers mounted.
    A sense of duty prevailed.
    Only refuge was running a movie while working.
    A parallel universe.
    I chose a doc.
    The Examined Life.
    A lot of smart people.
    Talking.
    Something about "Being and Time"
    Heidegger was mentioned.
    I paused to Wiki.
    I finished the work.
    The Wiki was still on my screen this morning.
    I unearthed the piles.
    I shuffled through the books.
    One of them was a commentary.
    Immediate parallax of the senses.
    Its title was "Being-in-the-World"
    A commentary on Heidegger's Being and Time
    Division I
    Of the things that quicken your heart.
    This one makes the chart.

    And so this is clearly proof....
    that I have let go.

    So I got that going for me.
    I guess.

    When was the last time you've let go?
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