Is this what love is about? Letting go? Allowing things to just be? I really don’t know.
“If you love someone, set them free” is SUCH a cliche. But is there a kernel of truth there? Do we sometimes need to emotionally realize that the effort made to exert control is much more damaging than just giving in to the possible chaos? Really, we cannot control everything, even if we desperately want to at times… or always.
Maybe, in the end, there is no pain. Just love and whatever ripples out from that. That needs to be my focus. Let go and let love make things happen.
I can honestly say I love her. I am not “in love”, because that implies that two people are involved in the same emotion. Still, it feels good to love, even as a friend.