Friday Fictioneers: Letting Go, Going Forward

Good Thursday everyone! The confluence of this week’s Friday Fictioneers photo, the season of change and transition this time of year brings, (my oldest is now a college freshman, and the start of school for my youngest and my wife), plus warm memories of Labor Day with a previous faith community, and the reminder from the “Promises” of  12 Step tradition, brings me to my take on this week’s Fictioneers’ prompt.

Feedback welcomed!

We will not regret the past nor wish to shut the door on it. (Due acknowledgement is given to AA for all copyright ownership)

 

Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields
Copyright Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

 

Letting Go, Going Forward©

by Jim Kane

Sitting before the fire, my family experienced a sudden rush of silence which took away the warmth of the flickering influence before us, replaced by a different kind of heat – of memory, of conflict.
Dad said, “This is a different final night for us. Steph goes off to college next week and the circle is changing as life changes. Tonight is a night in which we let go so we can go forward. So tonight we write a note of forgiveness to someone we truly need to forgive. Love must rule and not conflict.”
The warmth of love came quickly.

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16 thoughts on “Friday Fictioneers: Letting Go, Going Forward”

    1. Hi Siobhan!
      Thanks for stopping by and it’s nice to know that other families in other places are walking the same path we are!
      Regards
      Jim

  1. Jim, Welcome back. Letting go of old hurts and forgiving has worked for me. Life, I find, is hard enough without dragging old hurts behind you. It’s an extra burden that weighs you down. It also usually does more harm to you than the person you don’t forgive. If you’re a writer, you can use those hurts to increase you creativity, but don’t let them injure your body and soul. Well written. 🙂 —Susan

    1. Thanks Susan

      While this is a fiction post there is some autobiographical element in it.

      My oldest went off to college a few weeks ago and I remember sitting down with him and asking him if everything is good between us for the reason that I wanted him to leave well and to keep the lines of communication open!

      Regards

      Jim

  2. Rough family memories can cause ever-present conflict.
    Not always easy to let go of.
    Not everybody is ready at the same time.
    And not everyone wants to let go.

    Acceptance is the key, I’ve both read and practiced.

    And now, I will both throw up and conclude with
    the Lord’s Prayer.

    Randy

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