Aubergine ~ NaHaiWriMo #19

Today, I am painstakingly reviewing old journals and writings in order to discard and organize. It takes a great effort to determine what stays and what goes and if it stays, where does it go to stay awhile. In order to work with a few boxes of writings, several other shelves have to be rearranged and more discards so that the original stuff I was working on finds a good home. It’s all so tangled – this hidden web we weave. At the same time I am trying to wash clothes before the temperature drops below freezing and packing away useful garments for recycle. How did I ever gather so much stuff? And I am not a rat-packer. I love to toss stuff away.

It is time to simplify. If I am to buy another book – I must give away one first. No more collecting “beautiful things” unless I am going to be inspired by or use them to create. It’s a new way of thinking and behaving. As with anything there will be homework and practice and some stumbles before I can execute without thinking. Wish me luck!

aubergine
the length of a shadow’s
silence

ag ~ 2013

5 thoughts on “Aubergine ~ NaHaiWriMo #19

  1. I love your haiku! “…the length of a shadow’s silence.” Makes me pause and really image that in my mind… Good luck with organizing and re-organizing in conscious ways. I envy you πŸ™‚ You are so ambitious, motivated, and disciplined! You can come to my house next πŸ™‚ Be well!

  2. Barb and Christine, thank you so much for your comments. I really really appreciate it and your writings/blogs as well. Your support is nothing short of wonderful. This “cleaning/clearing out of stuff” has more to do with life overall than the usual discard. The writing helps me to observe and clarify as does your input. Again, I am grateful! More to come on this topic. I hope that I can put into words what’s happening layer by layer. Do either of you print out your blog posts to save? Do you have a system for cataloging poetry especially when life gets busy/untidy so to speak? Andrea πŸ™‚

    1. Hi Andrea,

      Yes, I print out every post on the blog and keep them in manila file folders in a file cabinet. Although over the last several months they have ended up in a pile on my desk, never making it to the file cabinet. Which means of course, I have a lot of filing to do. πŸ™‚ I also keep old journals in a file cabinet, which should really be transferred to a box. But it’s taking the time to do all this that somehow keeps me from doing it. Or maybe it’s just avoidance of “clearing life overall.” πŸ˜‰ I have put my poetry in a big loose leaf notebook in the past, but that too has slid by the way-side and the poetry just ends up getting posted on the blog. But your comment reminded me that I must go back through the blog and start printing out the poetry separately to put in the notebook so that I actually have a hard copy of it… I admire your tenacity in sticking with it!

      1. Actually Christine, I am compensating for the throw-it-on-the-desk- syndrome. I am semi-organized. Thanks for being so honest – we are a lot alike. Much as I would like to remain organized – I will keep a box for throwing hard copy into for later filing especially in spring (I am a landscape designer – tree grower – manager of a landscape nursery). Plants rule in season. At least I know that i’m not alone. πŸ™‚ I dislike filing and dusting. I have furniture that is dust-colored so as to reduce repetitive boredom! lol

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