So when people leave, I’ve learned the secret: let them. Because, most of the time, they have to.
Let them walk away and go places. Let them have adventures in the wild without you. Let them travel the world and explore life beyond a horizon that you exist in. And know, deep down, that heroes aren’t qualified by their capacity to stay but by their decision to return."
- The Staying Philosophy (Everyday Isa)
I knew your postcard would say, “I know your new heart still desires to play and who would I be to keep it all for me?” Wish I could stay, wish I felt the same way.
You remember too much,
my mother said to me recently.
Why hold onto all that?
And I said,
Where do I put it down?
- Anne Carson, from “The Glass Essay” (via vrban)