Thalia drummed her fingers on the steering wheel. “Our shot appointment is an hour and a half away.” The Muse of Wit looked out into the quiet parking lot. “We’re just going to sit here? What about a little retail therapy… there are shops just a few miles down the interstate.”
“But we don’t need anything,” said Urania. “Simplicity makes space for serenity and clutter leads to chaos.”
Thalia’s mouth puckered into a pout. “Just a little sundress? Or… a pair of dangly earrings?”
“Instead of random impulse buys,” said Calliope, “… let’s weave words into sentences to stir imaginations! Typist won’t be able to wear them, but she can send them out into the world where they might be of use to somebody else. Take them or leave them… a gift, from one friend to another.”
Nia nodded her agreement. “A life of meaning seems to be less about what you accumulate and more about what you give away.”
Words from Typist:
I am grateful that I am feeling good and was able to stretch with my yogi friends in the studio this morning!
Since I was already 3/4 of the way to the cancer center, there seemed to be no point in going home and coming back.
Even though Thalia was pushing for action, Cal, Nia, and I are content writing to you and waiting for our scheduled appointment time to arrive.
Isn’t it beautiful just to be without having to buy something? I used to Amazon in my sleep. I would wake up a day or two later go to work and come back to many boxes.
I have started to purge but I know it going to take me all end of spring and probably all summer to do it. So you know what? That’s fine, because I didn’t accumulate all this stuff in one day.
Isn’t it freeing just to be?
T-shirt: “Sorry I’m late. I got here as soon as I wanted to.” 😁
We have made solemn vows to mindfully de-clutter. I still insisted on buying stuff for Deb on our vacation. She never asks for anything, and she has learned to preface comments on stuff with, “I don’t need this, but…” So when she does an intake of breath and says, “Oh my…” when spotting a soapstone, bone, and fur art piece of a native Madonna and child, I know I won’t have to twist her arm. (And only $30 for express shipping to PA!)