Tuesday, May 26, 2009

The Nature of Letting Go


"I'm about to fall." said the leaf.

"Okay." said the tree.

"Here I go!" said the leaf.

"Goodbye." said the tree.

"Yup, I'm going to drop." said the leaf.

"Yes, I see that." said the tree.

"Wait!" said the leaf.

"What is it?" said the tree.

"What if I get agoraphobia on the way down?" said the leaf.

"I think you can handle it" said the tree.

"What if it hurts when I land?" said the leaf.

"I don't think that will happen" said the tree.

"What if I miss you and all my leaf friends after I go?" said the leaf.

"Well, that may happen" said the tree "But that's sometimes part of the nature of letting go"

"I see." said the leaf.

"So" said the leaf, "I guess I just need to let go and see what happens, huh?"

"Yes" said the tree.