Thursday, October 13, 2011


Dear Sentry,

It's been a while since we've talked. I admit that I've been trying to get used to the new situation my life has been found in. Sentry, I admit that despite the problems that I'm facing, I feel freer than I've ever been. I feel it in the air, I see it in what I do and how I live, and I feel it in my very being. It's this sense that I finally am free to make or break my life. It's definitely an intoxicating feeling.

But that's not entirely the point of this letter to you. Yes, yes, life is good, right? And it is. And yes, yes, once more I have my troubles but when do I not, right? But have you ever felt a sense of joy in life at where you stand? Where all before you has begun to slip away as though it were as tangible as air? I feel a cleansing effect coming over my mind and in that, Sentry, I at last know that I can take on the toxic things in my life.

I've allowed so much anger, bitterness, and frustration to enter and stay in my life. Now I want to let them fall away from me. I've been waiting for this period of time to approach. The time when I can at last face what is negative and remove them from my life.

So, Sentry, what is negative or toxic for you? Do you ever find yourself waiting for the right moment to let something go? Or do you such accept that corrosive element in your soul and let it continue its work because you're tough enough to deal with it?

Anyway, that's just been on my mind as of late.

Your friend,

Some videos that I liked:


  1. I like Yo-Yo-Ma, too. Especially liked his "Fragile" duet with Sting at the 2002 SLC Olympics. I do not know if you have heard this version of the Yo-Yo-Ma song you posted here, but it is a different spin on it. Here is the link, if you would like to give it a listen:

  2. I read this when you first posted it and I just reread it again. Thank you for these words. You are inspiring. Sometimes I feel like we are walking parallel paths and kind of going through similar things at the same time... I have only just started to make a concerted effort to let go of bitterness and anger too... Deep cleansing breaths and life affirming action! :)