And You Let Her Go

I’ve been listening to Passenger song, “Let Her Go” a lot.

I can’t help but realize how true the lyrics of this song are.

“Only need the light when it’s burning low, only miss the sun when it starts to snow. Only know you love her when you let her go, when you let her go.”

Why is that we always realize our mistakes too late, or only realize what we have when it’s gone? We always treat the people closest to us terribly and then regret it later when they are no longer a part of our lives. Even though this song is speaking from a romantic point of view, it applies to everyone and everything.

I can personally relate with this song as I think we all can. I lost my maternal grandmother three years ago. Of course there were times when she annoyed me. We would bicker and get under each other’s skin. I have to admit that I wasn’t the best granddaughter and I really regret that now. When she passed, I realized how deeply I really loved and cared for her. She practically raised me when I was little and took care of me when I was sick. I wish I realized all of this sooner but perhaps we can only realize these blunders after we’ve let the person go.

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I’m sure Hamlet would agree with me. He treated Ophelia terribly in the days leading up to her death. After she passed, only then did he express how much he truly loved her and all the regrets he had about her.

I suppose the moral of this blog post is to cherish everything while you still have it. Even though it may be difficult, don’t let yourself regret not doing it later. Don’t let her go.

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