Friday, July 22, 2016

Day 22: Simplify Part II

photo credit below**

It is desirable that a man live in all respects so simply and preparedly that if an enemy take the town... he can walk out the gate empty-handed and without anxiety.”
Henry David Thoreau, Walden

Okay.  Unlike Henry, I'd be walking out the gate with my cat and my asthma medication, but I agree with the sentiment.  As I mentioned in my blog post I have pared down my possessions a lot in the past year.  And tomorrow I'm about to undertake another project.

I'll be going through few boxes of old papers and files - or starting to anyway.  I'm not really sure how big of a project it will be because the items I need to sort are scattered amongst several boxes and bins. And it isn't the size of the boxes that might make the project's what is in them.

These boxes contain letters, writings, drawings, and other odds and ends of my life that have been put to paper.  Some things I know I will keep - the letters, in part for memory but also because no one writes letters any more.  My show posters and fliers (which I still intend to put into a scrap book one day) and any tax documents from the past five years (that is how long you are supposed to keep them right?

My goal is to get these things condensed down to one container, box or bin.  But it's not going to be easy.  Those who are on my Facebook page can probably expect some pictures of discoveries and I'm sure tomorrow's blog post will be about some memory or other that is brought up.  I expect it will be a bit of a journey.

It is one more step in my goal of pursuing a more simple life.

Stay tuned...

**By Tammy (Weekend with Dee) [CC BY 2.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons

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