It's Okay to Cling

By: Megan Minutillo, Regular Contributor

Even something as pretty as a butterfly clings to its old life as long as it can. Because it has no idea what will happen next. And all it can see is the dark of the next step. So no, you’re not wrong to cling. It’s okay to cling.

It’s okay to cling. Now be a dear and say that three times fast. Cause my girl Hannah Brencher, well; she speaks nothing if not the truth.

It’s okay to cling.

It’s okay to cling.

It’s okay to cling.

I can cling. You can cling. We all can cling. Clinging to the memories of what was, the beauty of that simple kiss or that gentle touch. The thoughts of giggles and remembering the feeling that occurred when that bubbling bouts of happiness just reached every fiber in your body. Those thoughts. I cling to them. We cling to them.

Who wouldn’t want to cling to them?

Here’s the tricky part. When the clinging permanently clouds your glasses to that rosy shade.

When you forget about the tears. The pain. The hurt. When you forget about the moments when your heart shattered to a million pieces, only to be scotch taped back together.

And sweetheart, scotch tape doesn’t hold up for too long.


See, there’s no fault in clinging to those beautiful memories. There’s no shame in it. Cause everyone wants to be loved. And everyone should be loved. And give love. When you think about it, love is the fiber that connects us all.

So I’m asking you to start clinging to the here and now. To the possibilities of your future. To let go of that quilt of the promises of yesteryear and choose to cling to the love that you have for yourself the most.

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About Megan

Megan_Minutillo-Megan_Minutillo-0117.jpgMegan Minutillo is a playwright, director, and founder of the arts and education site, The Write Teacher(s). Her articles have appeared in HelloGiggles, So Worth Loving, I Am the Modern Career Girl, and Glass Heel. She is currently at work adapting her show, Ghosts in My Vodka, into a musical.




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