Days that you know mark changes in your life - it is a process to open your hand and let go of something you've been holding on tight to for such a long time, in order to allow for the change to take place.
You see yourself slowly looking at the situation as an outside observer and slowly relaxing the grip little by little as your fingers release their tension and slowly unfurl them like the petals of a flower. There is poignancy in the moment as the last vestiges of the sweetness that once was but is no longer slowly fade.
The memories are there allowing you to relive what once was and at the same time - mourning it's loss. This is the sweet surrender. The new has yet to come fully into being but is peeking over the horizon like that of a sunrise's first glow advising of the dawn.
This is the moment of the leap of faith of trusting and believing that the new which is coming to take it's place is but a new adventure and one more step in the upward spiral.
This is how I feel as my son heads back to college and knowing that this summer he will not be near to me but beginning a new and exciting internship in New York.
The Fool starting off on his own journey full of potential, innocence and possibilities. The cycle begins again for me releasing the World and becoming The Fool again in the new part of my life. Ah! We are both Fools on our own paths - another circle, another level on the spiral - another new day!
How will you greet yours with hope, trust, and faith? Or with fear and mistrust?
I choose to face the new day with love, hope and faith - Welcoming in the new and going with the flow!
Blessings to my son and all of us who are starting a new journey,