Grand Adventure Summer 2010 : T-2
Phew, it’s been a really physical weekend. What started as an ecoclean turned into a major merry-go-round of stuff.
Stuff from the attic. Stuff in the attic. Stuff out of the cupboards. Stuff in the cupboards. Stuff to the recycle centre (out-datedly referred to hereabouts as ‘the dump’).
Four big bags of clothes for the charity shop and 5 big bags of books.
Where does it all come from? And why is there still no space?
And here I sit, reminded of a post I flung together about this time last year … Simplicity of travel and the burden of stuff … and the quote to which it referred, by Antoine de Saint Exupery;
In anything at all, perfection is finally attained not when there is no longer anything to add, but when there is no longer anything to take away, when a body has been stripped down to its nakedness.
So here I sit with two days until we leave, somewhat lighter of stuff but still puzzled about why stuff seems to grow and where it comes from – and why I wait until the week before we leave to do a purge of stuff I promise myself I’ll do on our return?
When will I reach that perfect point of nakedness?
Perhaps I’ll start with the 100 Thing Houseswap Challenge – and take only 100 things with us, and bring no more than 100 things back. Best get to counting that big pile of stuff that’s growing in our dining room, then …
p.s. Have you watched The Story of Stuff?
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