Cogitation 26 Friday 29 June 2018 I’ve been sorting through stuff this week and refinished the deck, all the while keeping up regular rambles.
It’s serious sorting time, purging, pruning, giving the old heave-ho to accumulated things, It’s spring cleaning with the other three seasons rolled in. Of course, such is an ongoing process, not to be done in one fell swoop, though this moments burst of energy has shades of the latter.
One of my sisters-in-law said she is doing the same thing, only some of the things she sets aside to give away she’ll give back to herself. So do I. Still, I have tasted the fine flavors of being free of stuff.
Which leaves me scant time to ponder, or at least comment, on all that’s wrong and right with the world. That’s why photos are charged to carry the day this week. Shots are from our daily walks around town.
Why good riddance matters
Craig Storti, In Why Travel Matters (Nicholas Brealey Publishing, 2018), says travel opens a fissure for new thoughts. For that to happen, he writes, proves “to us beyond any doubt that we can change. And if we change we can grow.”
Storti ends the chapter 4: “And people who can grow are humanity’s best hope.”
Here’s my hope that as I change, however slightly in off-loading stuff no longer needed or useful, I will grow in mind and spirit.