Hold to the Light

Many years ago when I was keeping it together while my life was falling apart in London, my younger sister and brother were having breakdowns in New York. And suddenly I thought maybe they were the brave ones letting it all go, and my paving over the cracks wasn’t so courageous after all. So I let it all go too. And I was filled with light and laughter. Then I spoke to my sister on the phone and when she said, “How do you do it?” I didn’t have an answer and I felt so bad not being able to put it into words. Her heart was heavy and mine was as light as Gene Kelly singing in the rain.

I’m singin’ in the rain /Just singin’ in the rain /What a glorious feeling /I’m happy again. /I’m laughing at clouds. /So dark up above, /The sun’s in my heart /And I’m ready for love.

In the end I had to let her be, and that was love too. She is in the light of another world now, and I will let this little bird sing the words.

“Let peace, joy and love flow freely in our hearts and in the hearts of all.”


About Nancy Wait

Nancy Wait is an artist and a memoir writer, "The Nancy Who Drew, the Memoir That Solved a Mystery," and a former actress (stage, film and TV) in the UK under the name Nancie Wait. She hosted blog talk radio shows "Art and Ascension" and "Inspirational Storytellers." Her current project is a second memoir, "The Nancy Who Drew the Way Home," due out in 2023.
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