If You Love Somebody, Let Them Go

by Sherry Riter in Lessons of Life,Love,Self-Development  

“If you love somebody,
let them go.
If they return,
they were always yours.
If they don’t,
they never were.”
~ Unknown~

Eva Cassidy sings a version of “Kathy’s Song” by Simon and Garfunkel. Her voice is soft and more fitting with my thoughts and feelings. The words seem to reach down into my heart and pulls out a piece of my soul…the part that loves with a peaceful and lasting love. One that sees past the weaknesses, pain and fear of another person. One that simply loves.

The line, “There but for the grace of you go I” seems to say that we are all like drops of rain. When you find someone that makes your life more than just a long and weary path to death, you hold onto them. They offer hope and companionship in this lonely world. But when the holding on doesn’t help, you have to let them go. They will either discover they really do want you with a love that is kind, gentle, respectful and honors you both or they will find that they never loved you at all.

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Kathy’s Song

by Eva Cassidy

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls

My mind’s distracted and confused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you’re asleep
Kiss you when you start the day

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There before the grace of you go I


Kathy’s Song

by Simon and Garfunkel

I hear the drizzle of the rain
Like a memory it falls
Soft and warm continuing
Tapping on my roof and walls.

And from the shelter of my mind
Through the window of my eyes
I gaze beyond the rain-drenched streets
To England where my heart lies.

My mind’s distracted and diffused
My thoughts are many miles away
They lie with you when you’re asleep
And kiss you when you start your day.

And as a song I was writing is left undone
I don’t know why I spend my time
Writing songs I can’t believe
With words that tear and strain to rhyme.

And so you see I have come to doubt
All that I once held as true
I stand alone without beliefs
The only truth I know is you.

And as I watch the drops of rain
Weave their weary paths and die
I know that I am like the rain
There but for the grace of you go I.

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Sherry Riter, also known as The Redhead Riter. Sherry is witty, intelligent and addictive as she writes about cooking, family, marriage, failures, blogging tips, art, humor, inspiration, travel, PTSD and aging. Her goal is to inspire, motivate, educate and to make her audience laugh. Sherry embraces being a redhead and helps others to see the redhead point of view…"In some eras redheads were worshipped while others thought us witches. Personally, I like the former and think every day is 'Love a redhead day!'" She can also be found on Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Linkedin, tweeting as @TheRedheadRiter and you can subscribe to her free blog feed.

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1 a spirit of simplicity March 6, 2014 at 6:51 am

what a beautiful song. They are such brilliant composers.

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2 Sherry Riter March 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

I think so too. :D

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3 Katherines Corner March 6, 2014 at 8:11 am

Big hugs!

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4 Sherry Riter March 6, 2014 at 2:39 pm

{{{hugssssssssss}}}

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5 Pam@over50feeling40 March 6, 2014 at 9:43 am

Beautiful….I have always loved this song…thanks for sharing her version on the Thursday blog hop!!

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6 Sherry Riter March 6, 2014 at 2:40 pm

My pleasure! :D

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