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.