May 17

I am just about finished reading the book on decluttering. It is much more than cleaning out a closet or emptying a shelf. The author gave me some insight into why people clutter. They may be poor at developing relationships ,so they transfer this to making attachments to things. Sometimes we keep things as an attachment to the past, or maybe we are afraid to let go of something as a fear of the future. Interesting.And I just thought that I was decluttering physical baggage. But I do have my Fathers braids from his first haircut. I'm afraid to throw them out, even though I never look at them, I think it is gross to have kept them this long, and some how disrespectful to pitch them. Crazy. Who would care if I threw them away ? I don't want them, my kids sure don't, there is no one to give them to. These braids do not give me a spark of joy. It is more like a heavy burden. I think I have to get rid of them. That makes me unhappy, because one thought leads to another and that made me think of my late sister. I would have deferred to her about these braids. Now I have to look at them one more time and say ,"you give me no joy, you only remind me of those not here. Out you go. " I'll let you know if I do this. I am strong, I am woman, I can do this. Maybe.

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29.08 | 13:45

Don't quite know how this got to me but it was on the top line of my computer (not in email) But I really enjoyed it. I truly admire you.

31.07 | 07:02

Leona, do you have a date or a booked flight that you come back ?

20.07 | 13:55

Everything sounds so wonderful Leona. Venice will seem boring . I would want to move to Portownsend where the kids are living. All sounds great . Is there?

19.07 | 12:33

That lavender sounds very nice!

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