it's the interaction that matters.
it's the moment of contact that something changes: paint with air, objects with light, ideas with experience, and people with people - colors changing hue. may our interaction be of benefit.
02 September 2010
Moving out of the country is a great activity for the practice of "letting go" of those things one accumulates in life. in every moment you can ask the question, "do I need this". When a valid response is slow in coming, access inside the shipping box is denied, and the item is offered to someone who does.
Over the course of a couple months, you can take a three-level townhouse and pare it down to clothing, bike gear, personal care items, cooking utensils, some favorite framed art, photography/teaching/office supplies, and of course, books.
Not bad for 53 years of a typical American collecting stuff.
I vow for the next 50 years to continue the downsizing activity. But i have to catch a plane on Friday, so for now, I'll take the current moments and celebrate life with dear friends in Madison before the European adventure resumes.