Sunday, March 1, 2015

Quote for the Day

"If there is to be any peace it will come through being, not having."
~Henry Miller


David said...

Cherie, the days are not only becoming longer but busier. As the Spring equinox creeps ever closer the schedule creeps ever fuller. Many hours have been spent watching British gardening shows this last Winter. As is the British way, they are extremely labor intensive.

I do agree with Miller in that contentment is not in the accumulated stuff but in the relationships built around conversations. This being said from a man that has a house full of stuff. It could indeed all go away and I would most likely not miss it. I was married to a border line hoarder and even after her being gone for 13 years I'm still sorting through stuff and getting rid of it. Most cost me a pretty penny when we bought it and that's the hold it has on me. I just can't seem to haul it all to dump. People just don't want old stuff that's still good but just not really trendy. Slowly, I'm letting go and cleaning it out so hopefully in another year or two I'll have a much more uncluttered house.

Have a great being day.

Cherie said...

David, stuff can definitely sneak up on you and it is hard to let go when you know what you've invested in it. Good luck with the decluttering project. :)