. Warm-up Questions: 1.Explain your motto in life. 2. Do you find life sometimes paradoxical? Why or why not?? Text Explanations This essay discusses one of the paradoxes in life: ?to let something go\" and ?to hold something fast.\" The author tries to explain in the importance of cherishing beauty when it is offered and to let it go when it is inevitable. Thus ?to let it go\" is as important as ?to hold fast\" in our lives..