Pebble Number Twelve: The Art of Letting Go

January 12, 2014


The Art of Letting Go 

The art of letting go is the click

at the end of the phone call letting

the dying rest into the crossing over,

after absorbing each inhale and exhale.

Mumbles of desired connection linger across the airwaves.

You accept the message for what it is – a last effort to say I love you

when the heart only has twenty more beats to go.

Each word is precious, like diamonds reflecting on a street at sunrise.

You notice every glint, each reflection. Each change

in hue is a moment imprinted on your brain.


The art of letting go is the act of loving

so greatly that you say farewell,

promising to live authentically as the soul steps

out of the weary body and moves forward into the light,

without regrets, without hard feelings,

without remorse.

It is the moment of being completely honest,

barebones naked,  telling a loved one she saved your life

and that you are better for it.

Your heart spreads wide open,

because love is all there is

and there is no use being greedy

with something so important.


The art of letting go is knowing

there is enough to go around. The dead are well aware

and the living . . . .

well, we always need to know.

This is dedicated to my grandmother, who is in the process of crossing over. She taught me so many things in my life. Without her, I wouldn’t know the art of telling stories. Namaste, Gram. 


3 thoughts on “Pebble Number Twelve: The Art of Letting Go

  1. What a beautiful tribute to your grandmother, Lisa. I would have liked meeting her and hearing her stories; she leaves an extraordinary legacy in you. Blessings to you, your grandmother, and to your entire family.

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