Let It Go — from “Frozen”

posted by Sharon January 26, 2014 15 Comments

Let it go, let it go;
When I’ll rise like the break of dawn.
Let it go, let it go;
That perfect girl is gone.

Here I stand
In the light of day.
Let the storm rage on,
The cold never bothered me anyway.

Do you ever get hung up on yesterday’s problems in the new day? Isn’t that so easy to do? When the sun sets, the day is done. Whatever happened that brought me down, I want to be able to let it go. A new day will dawn. A renewed heart is what I want to live with tomorrow.

I love the song “Let It Go” from the movie Frozen. In beautiful words and notes, it expresses this young girl’s determination to press on, to leave the past behind.

The poet Ralph Waldo Emerson put it this way:

Finish every day and be done with it.
You have done what you could.
Some blunders and absurdities, no doubt crept in.
Forget them as soon as you can, tomorrow is a new day;
begin it well and serenely, with too high a spirit
to be cumbered with your old nonsense.

This new day is too dear,
with its hopes and invitations,
to waste a moment on the yesterdays.

So when the sun sets, I want to finish the day and be done with it.

I’m claiming the mercies that are new every morning. I’m still learning this, but I’m getting better at it — better at just letting it go.

How about you? How have you learned to press ahead and let go of the past?

Linking up with a song-inspired party, Song-ography, where the theme this week is “Let It Go” from the Disney movie Frozen.

 

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15 Comments

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kathy January 26, 2014 at 4:42 am

GORGEOUS! Such crisp and clear cloud shots! If I could give you a standing ovation I would. And I really enjoy how you tied the sunsets to setting your problems down and moving on. A great message. Love your creativity! Thanksf for joining in on Song-ography! I so enjoy stopping by to see what you bring us each week.

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Honey Mommy January 26, 2014 at 5:02 am

Your cloud pictures are breathtaking! The colors are lovely.

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Karen January 26, 2014 at 12:03 pm

Beautiful interpretation and great pictures.

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Tamar Strauss-Benjamin January 26, 2014 at 12:09 pm

Love this interpretation! I tell my students all the time to “let it go” or “put it in the past” sometimes I need the reminder too!

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nancyjeann January 26, 2014 at 1:59 pm

such beautiful photos! This is a lesson that I still am trying hard to follow. At times it is so hard…but I am getting better. You will love the movie!

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KathyL January 26, 2014 at 2:33 pm

I love how your photos interpret the song. The colors in your shots are gorgeous. Thanks for posting the Emerson poem, too. The words are very poignant. Trying hard to get better at letting go.

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jeanne stone January 26, 2014 at 2:50 pm

Beautiful shots! Hard to capture the majesty of clouds but you have done a good job!

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nicki January 26, 2014 at 2:59 pm

Beautiful images. I wish I were better at putting to bed the concerns of the day and wake up fresh the next morning. I suspect few of us can honestly say we do. It is a good reminder that we can not change what has happened, only what is to be.

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Susan January 26, 2014 at 3:45 pm

Wowza. I love that feel of being above the clouds. What a metaphor. Beautifully done.

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kim January 26, 2014 at 9:36 pm

So very pretty!

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carletta January 27, 2014 at 6:19 am

Looking at the sky is often how I ‘let things go’ that are bothering me. The sky and clouds ease the tension. Gorgeous shots!!!

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Molly January 27, 2014 at 11:21 am

Stunning sky images, the light brings out all the structure of the clouds

Mollyxxx

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laura bruno lilly January 27, 2014 at 3:08 pm

Fantastic interp of song via your photos and of course good old Ralph Waldo…I found your blog via GYB, even though I am not on their lists (discovered that event too late to sign up). Will be snooping around your site here today…
peace

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Patricia Dolton January 27, 2014 at 7:40 pm

Thanks for sharing your story & blog. I’m working my way through the Grow Your Blog list… I am in the 1st batch if you want to visit my embroidery blog.

aprilsongstress

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Ida P. Krause January 27, 2014 at 11:18 pm

Oh wow these sky shots are just stunning. Loving the color, the clouds, the light…well everything about them. What a great interpretation from the song.

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