Letting Go

For some particular reason, the New Year lends itself to quite a bit of self reflection. Sometimes when I bemoan lost opportunity or pine after something I can not retrieve from the past, then my daughter, Elle, quotes Shakespeare.

"What's gone and what's past help 
Should be past grief." 

--The Winter's Tale

Even when I want to argue the wisdom of these words, I can not deny that they are sage and useful in moving on and not dwelling unproductively on things that are out of our control and behind us. 

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