60, the age of letting go and holding on

At the age of 60 I let things go while holding on tight.

I let go:

old love letters from boyfriends decades ago

thousands of redundant photos of our kids and other people’s kids

friends who serve no purpose

dreams of accomplishments that no longer have meaning

self criticism

I held on:

our kids who live near and far away

my husband who makes life worthwhile

family and close friends

mental and physical health