The Orphan I Am Chronicles – 60

So I’m sitting at a coffee shop, writing and thinking about how I would like this year to end, hopefully on a good note of course, but more thinking about what little I’ve accomplished this year, artistically and what I can do to improve on that. I recall something some of my Pagan friends do at the end of every year, they take all personal letters they’ve accumulated the past year and well, burn-em.

The reasons for this is many, with the main purpose of doing away with the old, while helping to do away which what pains us while bringing about new things in one’s life. Now from what I’ve read, you are not to keep any letters, not just the ones which were messages of grief, heartbreak, but all letters.

This is where I become reluctant to participate in this act. Although I have considered this, I find myself unwilling, due to the fact that I am a romantic and treasure any correspondence from someone to me, no matter the subject matter or purpose of such letters. I have letters from ex’s, good ones and yes, bad ones.  After some thought about why I would keep, let’s say a letter from an ex-girl friend who had broken up with me, I realized that I held on to it more for a reminder of not making the same mistake twice. But on occasion, in regards to my attempts at relationships, I do end up repeating a mistake or two, well sometimes.

It would be hard for me to toss something into the flames that someone had taken the time to sit, think about each word, hopefully with complete honesty and send to me. Especially with modern technology, most would rather text, email then actually put it on paper. In regards to texts and emails, in my opinion they lack the warmth that an actual letter delivers.

I have some favorite ones, letters written that immediately puts a smile on my face and warms my heart. Whenever I am down or perhaps when a certain ‘interest’ I have in someone doesn’t quite workout, I will reread. So how can I possibly burn something of such sentimental and emotional value? I can’t.

So what I have decided is to make a promise to myself to do better, to work on staying focused on what really pleases me, my pursuit of my dreams and actually getting a bit closer to achieving them……peace tone

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~ by tonekinchloe on November 12, 2013.

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