You've arrived at my fledgling blog. It's not really launched yet but I had to publish it so I could try out ideas. If it seems to have promise then I'll keep it. Otherwise, it will be a short-lived experiment.
My intention is to create a space that will help me to make sense of my paralysis in dealing with the clutter that has accumulated in my life. Not junk -- the junk is gone -- but meaningful things, meaningful-to-others things, crowd our small house. Things that belonged to my grandparents, to my mother. Some endearingly lovely and loving items to keep. Also, many endearingly lovely and loving items to sell, donate, and -- yes, to toss. They are things I no longer want, even writing about them is clutter.
So I'm changing the famous line from Field of Dreams to suit my goal for this blog relative to these unwanted things: if I build it they will go.
To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not, rich; to listen to stars and birds, babes and sages, with open heart; to study hard; to think quietly, act frankly, talk gently, await occasions, hurry never; in a word, to let the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common--this is my symphony.
-William Henry Channing