Is something in your life overripe?
What's Yellow And...
If there are things we are holding on to that we are done with but are afraid to throw out, like that banana that you might eat but probably won't eat that you leave on the counter until it's totally spotted. But maybe you will eat it - there might be some good part left in it still - and you spent money for it, and it's food after all that should not go to waste - so you leave it there on the counter some more...
Until now it's a brown and black mushy yuck of banana that you are disgusted about and don't want to touch so you leave it there for your spouse to throw away. Or maybe you even you stop inviting people over so they don't catch you living your past-ripe banana truth.
Until your whole life starts to revolve around the once-banana:
The issue of throwing it out or dealing with the ramifications of ignoring it some more (fruit flies included), wondering if you should ever buy them again since you obviously cannot be a trusted banana-manager, of if you do trying to calculate the exact mathematical ratio of ripeness of bananas purchased x number of people in household x rate of moisture in the house for banana-spoilage timeline x number of packaged products people will eat before they consider consuming said bananas...
Egads. Where was I?
Oh, yes. So you have these things in your life that need to get thrown out. (Or composted if you're into that sort of thing.)
But you may be thinking:
"But I spent so much time/money/effort getting that thing-job-friend-relationship-project-calling into my life. It would be such a shame to waste it."
Yet recently I was told (paraphrased greatly):
The banana is not going to stand up and re-ripen.
So I have some things in my life that I have been debating over.
Old bananas that need to get tossed because no matter how much I may have worked to buy them, bring them home and dream about what I might do with them I am not really ever going to eat them.