• make room, make room

    Recently I’ve been on a decluttering drive. I go through phases where I feel suffocated by the piles of stuff I accumulate. So, I thin it out. I pare everything back to the essentials, so I can see clearly, and hear my own thoughts without the pressure of those unread books and magazines, and the un-filed bills nagging at my mind. This time it’s been a steady pogrom in different areas of the house. I’ve cleared out my closets in a ruthless and hard-hearted fashion: if the clothes didn’t fit then they were donated to someone who could use them. Old dishes and useless pots were ejected from the kitchen.…