It’s Saturday and I have the whole day to myself. After much internal debate (angel vs devil), I decided to spend quality time clearing out as much ‘stuff’ as I can in all rooms and layers of my life. I don’t mind doing this and actually enjoy the process of removing all that no longer is purposeful to my life. However, this time is different – very different – because I am clearing even those items that I am emotionally attached to but must let go. It’s time to make the break. My conundrum (been wanting to use that word for a while) is that I have an extremely poor long-term memory for details. I have to rely on family and friends, photos and mementos to remind me of all the varied good times that I’ve had. These saved trinkets crystallize those happy times in a small way. So now that it’s time to part with stuff taking up too much space (emotional and literal) – I am questioning what deserves to stay for purely sentimental reasons. If I toss these, I no longer have the memory. My memory problem is so severe though that I forget I saved this stuff in order to remember! It is purely by happen-chance that I come upon them and smile or at cleaning times like this. My gut feeling at the present time is to brutally remove all but those treasures that still carry the energy of love with them. Below are some items to discard and some to save.
conundrum ~ easier to say than do
ag ~ January 2013