Tis a gift to be simple … or is it?

If you love it, set it free … Really?

The whole quote is:

If you love something, let it go. If it comes back to you, it’s yours forever. If it doesn’t, then it was never meant to be. – Unknown

We yearn for simple answer to complex questions. But honestly, do you genuinely believe it’s what your spouse, lover or friend wants? To be set free? To be let go? Doesn’t this sound like a bogus excuse for dumping someone you wanted to get rid of anyway, but couldn’t find an excuse beyond “Wow, I’m really up for something new. See you around, okay? … I’m outta here!”

Sayings … platitudes … are a cheesy way to over-simplify the complexities of life. Especially when you can’t think of a good exit line. Kind of like using “My dear, I don’t give a damn.” and pretending to be Rhett Butler on your way out the door … or mumbling “No, no, no it ain’t me babe … ” thus attempting (and failing) to make someone think you’re Bob Dylan incarnate. Dylan was personally a social loser despite enormous talent as a poet — but lord, he could NOT sing worth a plugged nickel and still can’t …

Which is why his songs always sound so much better when his ex girlfriend, Joan Baez, sings them. I’m just saying …



Categories: Humor, Music, Myths and Fables, Sayings and Platitudes, Words

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11 replies

  1. Bobby Zimmerman sounded even worse than usual in the MLK 50th anniversary memorial folk music tribute at the White House. “Voice” sounds almost gone.

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  2. I let my sanity free. It hasn’t come back…

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  3. If it comes back to you, it’s yours, if it doesn’t, it never was…

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  4. I so completely agree. I also have wondered what IT is?
    In stores I would see all these sayings on rocks, wood, in frames or etched in glass for sale. I never understood the purpose why I would or anyone buy these idiotic sayings.
    I never understood that saying about setting love free until you wrote that it was an excuse to break up with someone. Finally!!

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  5. Girls always do IT better.
    Another saying … ?

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    • Whatever “it” is. I tend to view “sayings” as something you say when you can’t think of anything of your own. Like using song lyrics and movie lines. We all do it sometimes, but they really aren’t a substitute for communication 🙂

      On Wed, Aug 28, 2013 at 12:40 AM, SERENDIPITY

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