Buried Alive October 4, 2011Posted by nrhatch in Home & Garden, Less IS More, Life Balance.
Reading Simplify Your life by Elaine St. James made me realize how cluttered my life had become ~ with people, activities, and things.
Perusing the lines
opened my eyes to a truth
I already knew
Like many people, I hung on to “stuff” with the rationalization that I might need it someday.
Knick Knacks, Bric-A-Brac
Safely packed away
Hanging on to stuff we no longer need exacts a price. We get so overloaded with the accumulations of a lifetime, we start to suffocate.
Stuff, stuff, and more stuff
Possessions overwhelm us
Goodwill here we come!
The auctioneer chants
“Going once, going twice, SOLD!”
The lone bidder nods.
Goodwill’s bargain racks,
replenished with cast off goods,
help train the jobless
Craig’s List ads attract
the serious shopper and
the downright foolish
Flea Market vendors
grab up brass urns and tacky
The more clutter I cleared from my life, the more clarity I gained. It became easier to see what worked and what didn’t.
Lies in imagination
Beckoning to you
A good traveler has no fixed plans, and is not intent on arriving. ~ Lao Tzu
We travel best when we travel light.
Aah . . . that’s better!
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Artwork available at Roderick MacIver Arts. The beauty of Rod’s art lies in his ability NOT to control all aspects of the water ~ he allows it latitude to do its thing while he does his. The result speaks for itself.
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