you would think that a dyed-in-the-wool minimalist wouldn’t have
anything to get rid of.
well. first of all ~ i’ve discovered a new phrase i like better than
that always sounds a little like a disease to me.
i like to think of myself as a “have enough.”
if you’re a have enough ~ you have just enough and no more than you
need. not two or three or dozens of everything. you have just enough!
it’s so refreshingly wonderful.
a clean sail boat on the sea of life that is very yar.
i once read that in japan at the close of the year they clear out all the
clutter and superfluous ‘stuff’ that has accumulated in the old year.
their houses are quite small. so unless they’re hopelessly attached to
our westernized consumerist clutter life style . . . they celebrate the old
custom of the ’empty shelf.’ it’s apparently an ages old custom.
after cleaning and clearing out their home of all the accumulated
unecessary “stuff” they’ve acquired in the past year . . .
they purposely leave one shelf totally empty. nothing. on. it.
that empty shelf is the symbol that they have more than enough.
and by leaving that shelf empty ~ they are leaving room and accepting
new experiences ~ new enjoyment ~ new happiness into their home
and into their lives.
i like that.
here’s to an empty shelf.
or . . . even more than one!
til then old bean.
now i’d say this is pretty darn yar. LOL!