I've been simplifying and simplifying for some time now. If you know me, you know that I was serious when I began simplifying my books.
And there's nothing like moving house or packing suitcases to make a simplifier get even seriouser. (Dr Seuss says it's a word!)
I'm no spartan. I enjoy beauty. I embrace cosiness. But I just want less and less. What I do keep I want it to make me happy or pampered, be of use, or for it to hold treasured memories.
Moving country 4 years ago was the perfect opportunity to pare right down. Packing and having a crazy abode issue this year (more on that later) means that stuff, whilst often making us comfortable and creating smiles, can also make our literal and life journeys more cumbersome.
Sure it's about clearing away unhelpful clutter, feeling lighter and clearer,
but also, it's about creating space...
... for possibilities we may never have considered.
read: i didn't know about peta's tactics
taste: almost zero sugar
see: utterly horrid word verification - info here and here, and a removal tutorial
hear: touchscreen, c/o MJ
touch: one (smartphone) tap and i can see what time it is in melbourne and LA. feel my friends even closer...
think: so appreciate posts in the author's own language as well as english. would love to connect with more fellow europeans
feel: a desire for busyness