A couple months ago I came across this prettyLet it Go by EE Cummings on Flee Fly Flown little image on Pinterest and instantly repinned it. Then I saved the image and expanded the background and made it my computer desktop wallpaper to serve as a daily reminder to not sweat the small stuff.

With big events, such as a wedding to plan, I’m quickly learning that there are a lot of decisions to make, people to please, opinions to consider, stress to handle and much more. It’s been overwhelming and not always fun. So this image has really helped me keep things in perspective and to (try to) remember what’s really important.

Then, last night, this image came up in conversation with some friends of mine, and one of the gals mentioned the E.E. Cummings poem by the same name. So of course I had to go look it up today and it’s wonderful.

The poem and this image serve as a great reminder for any day, minute, or event in life. But this year, it’s proving to be even more helpful. Enjoy.

Let it Go
E.E. Cummings

let it go – the
smashed word broken
open vow or
the oath cracked length
wise – let it go it
was sworn to

let them go – the
truthful liars and
the false fair friends
and the boths and
neithers – you must let them go they
were born
to go

let all go – the
big small middling
tall bigger really
the biggest and all
things – let all go

so comes love

Now let it go and enjoy your weekend!

- Colleen McIntyre on Flee Fly Flown