Let go - let your heart fly - at Tower Bridge, London
photo credit Corinna Linzas from her “Let go, let your heart fly” phototherapy project

On Sunday, I joined the London Brunch Club again for a walk round Bermondsey, ending up by Tower Bridge. I hadn’t been for a few weeks, so it was nice to be welcomed back. One of my friends, Corinna Linzas, offered to take my photograph as part of her “Let go, let your heart fly” phototherapy project.

When she asked me what I wanted to let go of, I wasn’t sure – but then I thought about my dream of owning a home in France and living there for half the year. Straight away, I felt tears welling up in my eyes, and I knew that I needed to let go of my dream. It’s just not feasible any more.

The morning after Corinna took the photograph, I spotted this image on Sandi Amorim’s Instagram feed:

Sandi Amorim - "you're never obligated to a dream or a belief"
photo credit Sandi Amorim

Below the image, Sandi had written: “What if dreams have a lifespan? Do you hang onto them longer than is useful? And what would happen if you simply let them go…?”

Talk about synchronicity!

It helped me to realise that holding on to a dream when it’s no longer viable is simply another way of putting pressure on myself. So the best thing to do is let go of the dream – and create the opportunity for other dreams to manifest.

I still dream of being paid to travel. It’s a dream that has been fulfilled several times in the past – when I was a student and during my IT career. Now I want to find new ways of turning this life long dream into a reality – and letting go of the dream of a permanent base in France opens the door to this possibility.

scooter outside Hej Cafe, Bermondsey, London
scooter outside Hej Cafe, Bermondsey, London
installation at White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, London
installation at White Cube Gallery, Bermondsey, London
view of the London Cityscape, with the Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater and Gherkin
members of the London Brunch Club with a view of the London Cityscape: the Walkie Talkie, Cheesegrater and Gherkin

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