When Not to Let Go

Munising Falls

There are times in life

wagner falls

When people must know

Miners Castle

When not to let go.

Laughing Whitefish

Balloons, Kites and China Plates

Miners Falls

Were designed

Pictured Rocks

To teach us this.

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39 responses

  1. Even sometimes certain people. >KB

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    December 21, 2014 at 6:36 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Especially people! I have certainly been there.

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      December 21, 2014 at 7:01 PM

  2. Cnawan Fahey

    I have failed all three of those lessons…

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    December 21, 2014 at 6:39 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Ditto! I re-failed that china plate one three times within the last week. Going to bed at midnight- wake me when it’s June. Or 2:20.

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      December 21, 2014 at 7:00 PM

      • Cnawan Fahey

        Oh, Sister Madly, the universe is better off that you are not in charge of the delicate balance that must be maintained…..but we adore you nonetheless….

        I’m happy to wake you at 2:20 – but I forgot your phone number…

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        December 21, 2014 at 7:03 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Carrier pigeon will suffice.

          And what’s wrong with me controlling the universe for an hour or two? How much damage can one do in that small amount of time (provided I am not provoked, that is…)?

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          December 21, 2014 at 7:09 PM

        • Cnawan Fahey

          Scary, scary scenario….. one shudders to think of the mayhem…. would the world ever recover…

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          December 21, 2014 at 11:14 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Well, someone’s got to bring about the end of the world…

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          December 22, 2014 at 10:58 AM

        • Cnawan Fahey

          When you put it that way…..I judged too hastily. While the world does seem to be doing just fine on its own in the pursuit of bringing about its own end, I think I would much prefer the end result with Sister Madly at the helm of the runaway train. It would be a far more interesting ride. And there might be free Skittles.

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          December 22, 2014 at 11:14 AM

        • Sister Madly

          Free Skittles at the End of the World… I like how that flows. You certainly know how to inspire. ;c)

          You also got me thinking- I mean, how DOES one make the world end? This is going to bug me all day.

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          December 22, 2014 at 1:18 PM

  3. Wow. My brother passed away not long ago. The grief is something I’ve needed to let go – and then I read this. Wow. There are no accidents or coincidences in the universe, are there?

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    December 21, 2014 at 6:43 PM

    • Sister Madly

      I am sincerely sorry for your loss. I have siblings of my own and I don’t even want to imagine what that would be like. Sometimes there is no way to understand one’s grief- it can only be felt.

      To tell you the truth, I had intended to schedule this post for tomorrow, but apparently I screwed it up. Maybe there are no coincidences…

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      December 21, 2014 at 6:58 PM

  4. It’s no coincidence that the dropped plate breaks. But it is an accident. Unless, you know, you’re chucking it at someone.

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    December 21, 2014 at 6:59 PM

    • Sister Madly

      I will always claim an accident to the proper authorities.

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      December 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

  5. a beautiful lament. i loved the visual of “balloons, kites and china plates”

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    December 21, 2014 at 7:05 PM

    • Sister Madly

      πŸ™‚ I dropped three plates over the past week, and I felt the same disappointment as I did when I broke things as a kid.

      At least back then, the plates were ugly.

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      December 21, 2014 at 7:19 PM

      • πŸ™‚ now that you mentioned. i remember breaking a blue vase as a wee child and freaking out enough to start packing my bags to avoid an ass-beating πŸ˜€ and yes twas ugly

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        December 21, 2014 at 7:26 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Oh yes- attempting to runaway as a child! Back then, we had the confidence that we would survive in the wilderness. Unlike now…

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          December 21, 2014 at 7:35 PM

        • it’s never too late, comrade. as long as there’s salt in the air and wind in our hair, we have hope πŸ™‚

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          December 21, 2014 at 8:10 PM

        • Sister Madly

          Yes! Much like Pandora’s Box, we have the element of hope…

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          December 21, 2014 at 8:36 PM

  6. The scenery and the shots are stunning as is the life lesson. Thank you!

    FYI … there is photographic evidence of what can happen when Sister Madly is provoked … at least to her own mind and that evidence will be released shortly

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    December 22, 2014 at 6:57 AM

  7. Reblogged this on IHeartSolitude and commented:
    Beautifully written

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    December 22, 2014 at 9:32 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you! ;c)

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      December 22, 2014 at 10:56 AM

  8. Picture Rocks … Taquamenon Falls ?? … UP ?? ks

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    December 24, 2014 at 6:14 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Yes- UP! No Tahquamenon Falls, though: Munising Falls, Wagner Falls, Miner’s Castle, Laughing Whitefish Falls, Miners Falls, Picture Rocks.

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      December 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

      • i KNEW it was Picture Rocks … ! I just KNEW it …. ! Yes!YUP! …didjoo take all those … ? … yes … no … k s

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        December 24, 2014 at 8:29 PM

  9. oh yeah !.,.. thanks sis’….. ks

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    December 24, 2014 at 6:19 PM

    • Sister Madly

      πŸ˜€

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      December 24, 2014 at 8:07 PM

  10. Nice meeting you. Very witty. The UP huh. Spent a lot of time wandering that terrain with a rifle and a fishing pole. Nothing like the old west when it’s not that at all. Beautiful country. I was just at the falls a few months ago when I had to get the hell out of California for a breath of air.

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    January 4, 2015 at 1:00 PM

    • Sister Madly

      Thank you. Nice meeting you as well! Yes, the UP- use to visit those falls often about once a year back in the day. Never grow tired of them. :c)

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      January 4, 2015 at 1:26 PM

  11. Wet bars of soap as well…

    πŸ™‚

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    February 12, 2015 at 5:48 AM

    • Sister Madly

      Oh my, yes!! Anything wet and slimy, like a live trout- although, who would be walking around holding a live trout?

      Soap is a much better analogy, indeed. ;c)

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      February 12, 2015 at 12:52 PM

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