Sunday, April 18, 2010

Alles muss raus

This is a bad habit, but I neglect to clean out my closet unless I'm moving. Clothes accumulate and clutter. I have difficulty finding my new clothes among the old ones. But today, an unusual burst of energy helped me to give away the old clothes and shoes. Some of them weren't even that old, but I didn't want to look the way I did in them anymore. Some of them I was surprised to see again. I remembered buying them and my mom passing them on to me and the times I wore them and the times I mended them but they were taking space. Unsentimentality is key here.

I just read the pray section in Eat, Pray, Love and Elizabeth Gilbert was talking about rearranging your internal shelves, and today I realized how cluttered our heads must be. And we never really get to arrange them. And the clutter sinks below the conscience, to the bottom shelves, under other things, but even when we forget about them an uneasy feeling remains.

So we must let go of fruitless obsessions and let new air and light in. Let go.

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