54 thoughts on “Today’s Tiny Tale: Let Go

    1. Firstly, thank you so much for stopping by to comment, Yash! πŸ™‚

      Now coming to your question… I would like to quote Khalil Gibran.
      “If you love somebody, let them go. For if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”

      Would that do? πŸ™‚

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      1. My tale was about the “supporting hero” who lets the heroine go. For in his own right, he is very much “the hero.” Because not everyone gets the love of their life…

        Also, I would love to hear your opinion. Nothing better than a spirited conversation. πŸ™ƒ

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      2. I can agree to somewhat that it is better to let the person go. Coz if you have loved somebody dearly then their happiness is all you would wish for. Plus one can’t accept his or her partner to be with them just by compromising their happiness and will.
        But, that would be an infatuation and not love. If it has been love then there won’t be any need or purpose to go away. Love and anger are very concrete emotions that connects two person. I don’t think it could get vanish in the time being. While talking about attraction which is a very temporary emotion and a function of time changes.
        So, the point is to say here that maybe the ‘hero’s of your story may not be in ‘love’ with the ‘heroine’ and vice versa?

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      3. Plus, as it was mentioned “she wanted to.”
        Is it the price of loving someone one can get, that when the other person wants can leave anytime without having any accountability to the emotions of the Hero of the story? Won’t she be knowing the extent of emotional damage she can give to him which may could be beyond repairment sometimes? If that is the case then one should fear the love.

        If I have gone out of context then please pardon meπŸ™‚.

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      4. Frankly, I’m sort of touched that you felt my Tiny Tale worthy enough to give an alternative viewpoint. If my writing connects with the reader that they strongly feel (for or against) about it, my job as a writer seems to be done. Well, that’s me, I like to look for the silver lining… πŸ™ƒ

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      5. Also, what if she loves another and that other guy also loves her? Sometimes, people genuinely care for others but still can’t help hurting them for they have to do something for themselves…

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      6. Then it means that she never loved the ‘Hero’ of the story and during all this time she was just faking it either to him or herself to which the Hero will have to suffer.

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      7. Then why should the Hero pays or suffer for her unsurity of her emotions?
        “One should not take permanent decisions for their temporary feelings.”
        That’s what I feel, that’s what I follow. Be it a bitter pill or a sad truth but no one has the right to satisfy the other person with their lies just for the sake of their limited time happiness.
        At the end, the one, faking love will just leave anyway with a sorry and a monologue of ‘you deserve someone better.’

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      8. Alright, so you want to focus on the one who fakes her emotions. (P. S. I liked the one who got mistaken better! 😌) In that case, I think you answered yourself best. Doesn’t he deserve someone better than such a person?

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      9. ‘You deserve someone better’ is just an excuse to get away from the situation. If that is the case then the Hero might lose trust in love or to love someone again. So, he won’t be looking for anyone better.
        (But, that’s what I feel which can be completely different from your view) πŸ™‚

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      10. Well, my view is different. πŸ˜…
        No body is perfect. Some people just “work better” with others. Whether she means it or not, our hero is one heck of a guy who actually knows to love. He deserves someone who will stay put. Someone who will fight for him. Someone who will have eyes only for him. He does deserve someone better than the girl at hand.

        And buddy, one doesn’t look for love. Just can’t. Love looks for us. Just my opinion. 😌

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      11. So much to reply to that. But I think I should stop now. πŸ™‚
        Thank you for this lovely conversation and a beautiful post. Looks like I can have one or two QnA sessions over my posts as well. I need to be careful πŸ˜….

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      12. What to do? We are both persistent! πŸ˜…

        Yeah, I would also like us stopping now. Sleepy head…

        My pleasure! I too very much enjoyed this conversation. Agreeing to disagree. πŸ™ƒ

        Stay safe, Yash. Goodnight. πŸ€—

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      13. You are right, love stays. Through thick and thin. Over time. And there is nothing like it, if the other person also feels the same way. You know, when the stars align. Both parties going weak in the knees for each other.

        But sometimes, love is one-sided. It is unrequited. But that doesn’t mean it isn’t love.
        Love stays. Even if the other person doesn’t. ❀

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      14. Yes, it is one sided many times. But i won’t call it love which stays afterwards. May be the pain, the memories are just left.
        But as u have mentioned that you prefer to see the silver linings. I am more of a black cloud guy.
        Well, opinions! What can we say?!

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      15. Okay, didn’t see that one backfiring! I thought everyone loves rains!! The sight, sound, smell! Come on!
        What I meant to say was that both the silver lining as well as black cloud people will eventually find happiness. β›ˆ

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  1. Short as the post is, the final line still surprised. I suppose there’s a bit of cynicism in me that expects people to be bitter (him or her or both) but your story showed an unconditional love. I appreciate stories like that. Great writing!

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    1. Thank you so much for your kind words & moreover rising above your own apprehensions to see my story the way I chose to show it, C.D! πŸ™‚πŸ™‚

      Yes, bitterness is what people usually have but I wanted to tell a story off the trodden path. And yes, I’m sure they too exist! 😊

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    1. Thank you for stopping by to comment. Also, it would be nice if I knew your name while I replied to you. πŸ™‚

      He always loved her. She wanted to walk away from him. It could be for any reason (loved another, a different way of life, ambition etc.). It is a Tiny Tale so the details are always open-ended. Else, it would have to be a novel.
      When you love someone, you want to see them happy. You place their happiness above yours. If that means letting go of that person, then so be it.

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  2. Good post, Mia, as they all have been. In common with the other ones too, you’re a remarkably efficient wordsmith, conveying profound and meaningful thoughts within a spare, and understandable, structure.

    As to today’s specifics, yes, true love often requires letting someone go his/her own way. If and when that person returns to you, how incredibly flattering is that?

    However, a complication does arise. What if the (seeming) ease with which you let someone go is mistaken for indifference? What if the other person wanted only a sign you cared, that you felt he/she is worth a struggle? Between compulsive obsession and detached indifference is vast plain, and sometimes love takes root there too.

    Again, it’s complicated, as is just about everything else we humans do.

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    1. Reading your response Keith, my starting expression was, “There we go! He gets it!” By the end of it, it was, “Wow! Making me think again, huh?” πŸ˜… Which is precisely why I heartily thank you each time for your inputs. This time is no different. πŸ™‚

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    2. I really believe in this quote of Khalil Gibran.
      β€œIf you love somebody, let them go. For if they return, they were always yours. And if they don’t, they never were.”

      In either of your two scenarios, you are right. It is that fine line between letting someone be and obsession that love flourishes. Like you said, human beings are complicated. I would like to add they are also very different from each other. What works for some will not for others. But that’s a story for another time. πŸ™ƒ

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      1. Spot-on, Mia! There are, what, about nine billion people, and thus, about nine billion different personality types. Make that ninety billion, as most of us go through several phases in the course of a lifetime.

        We’re not trout, that’s for sure.

        Person A and Person B might see the same method of courtship. Person A thinks, “OMG, what a nut! This is a bloody nightmare.”

        While Person B sighs. No, coos. “OMG, is this really happening? I never thought I’d find The One!”

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by to comment, John! πŸ™‚
      Yes, in his ’85 song, he asked one to set them free!
      But I think it was Khalil Gibran who posed the idea in ’23 in “The Prophet.” Just a fun fact. πŸ™ƒ

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