Snow and the Past: Out of Sight, Out of Mind

snow pile2I was walking with a friend down by the river last Friday.  The weather was pleasant for an April evening. We joked that you wouldn’t know there was a foot of snow here last week. It was like it had never been there. Like it’s just been this nice. What winter?

See how are minds can quickly forget something that was so recently so irritating. I’ve just moved on. No looking back. No dwelling on that awful winter. What snow?

It’s strange how our minds can move us past a seasonal annoyance so easily and yet it can’t move us past other annoyances in our lives. The rude person in line at the grocery store. The guy who cut you off in traffic. The friend who said something mindlessly mean. We can’t let go of those. We stew and fret and worry and obsess and even remain angry.

What happened to that annoying snow again? Oh yeah, it’s gone. In the past. Not even thinking about it.

Have we somehow trained our minds to not let go of these things? Have we created habits of not letting go? It appears we have. Yet to what end?

This fretting and worrying and anger aren’t good for you, mentally, emotionally or physically. They serve no purpose. They chew up precious time and energy.

Do you want to spend time on energy on things beyond your control? That’s a lot of things. Are you sure you’re up to it? I’m not.

That’s not to say you can’t call someone out for being rude or mean. You can. Throw a little ice melter on them and then move on.

When the snow’s gone, let it go. Sure it might snow again. It will melt again. Let it snow, let it go, let it go.

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About joegergen

To evoke a smile. That's all. Author of "Methane Wars: A Fable" and "Lear's Fool" as well as various poems and some these painting things as well.
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