A couple of weeks ago, I stopped at the Waunakee Wishing Tree. (It has its own Facebook page, and the posts are better than most.) I hung a wish on the tree. It was a wish to stop doing something I have persisted in doing.
I truly do want to let go of that. Yet I hold on. AA has its aphorisms: Let go and let God, Let go or be dragged (I like this one.). I’ve felt like I asked the tree to handle it, but I won’t let go of it to let the tree handle it. Remember Dorothy and the apple trees in the Wizard of Oz?