You know that feeling, she said, when you are reading a book, and you know that it is going to be a tragedy; you can feel the cold and darkness coming, see the net drawing tight around the characters who live and breathe on the pages. But you are tied to the story as if being dragged behind a carriage and you cannot let go or turn the course aside. His blue eyes were dark with understanding of course will would understand.
Let go," he advised me, and i loosened my grip on his hands. "no, not of me," he said, smiling. "you can hold on to me as long as you want. Let go of the pain, sookie. Let go. You need to drift away." it was the first time i had relinquished my will to someone else. As i looked at him, it became easy, and i retreated from the suffering and uncertainty of this strange place.
There were so many people, so much to navigate, and as the distance fluctuated between us his hand kept slipping, down my arm to my wrist. And maybe he was going to let go as people pressed in on all sides, but all i could think was how when nothing made sense and hadn't for ages, you just have to grab onto anything you feel sure of. So as i felt his fingers loosening around my wrist, i just wrapped my own around them, right, and held on
Let go of your worries let go of your worries and be completely clear-hearted, like the face of a mirror that contains no images. If you want a clear mirror, behold yourself and see the shameless truth, which the mirror reflects. If metal can be polished to a mirror-like finish, what polishing might the mirror of the heart require? Between the mirror and the heart is this single difference: the heart conceals secrets, while the mirror does not.
Some birds are not meant to be caged, that's all. Their feathers are too bright, their songs too sweet and wild. So you let them go, or when you open the cage to feed them they somehow fly out past you. And the part of you that knows it was wrong to imprison them in the first place rejoices, but still, the place where you live is that much more drab and empty for their departure.