Dearest ones, it is an absolute pleasure to introduce you to Miss Jessica Rosenkoetter. She has been a dear friend of mine for several years and this is the first time her beautiful words have graced my blog. It is beyond an honor for me to have her here. If I were to find any way to describe Jess it would be as a powerhouse of love. She has taught me again and again what it looks like to care for the people in my life. Please, share your kindness with her today in the form of comments and sharing her beautiful words with friends. She deserves it.
“We need, in love, to practice only this: letting each other go.
For holding on comes easily; we do not need to learn it.”
–Rainer Maria Rilke
We are really good at holding on. From birth we learn to latch to our mothers, to hold hands, to be held, to snuggle close, to stay warm, to not get lost, to be safe [or give ourselves the illusion of safety]. But then we grow up and we have to learn to let go. But no one teaches us. And it is not our instinct. Our instinct is to hold hands, to be held, to stay safe. No one teaches us this, but it is becoming more and more apparent to me that letting go is the most necessary skill.