Every beginning is a consequence — every beginning ends some thing.
The year like a cloud, drifts off out of sight
And the new year breaks forth, with joy and delight
Thankfully we had a mild fall and winter hasn’t been terribly bad so far. That is a blessing in itself. I did catch an ugly cold though, and am very thankful for the help my family has provided in getting things done. I am on the mend and feeling stronger each day.
The things left to sort through are now manageable and in control. Due to the abundance of storage areas in my home, it was a terrible mess of clutter when this all began. I moved into this home from a much larger one and it was over loaded from the start.
Over the years as my children grew up and left home, a part of them remained too. So it was not just all my stuff, but theirs too. At this point their things have been retrieved or discarded. What is left here is mine. It is still too much for one person. More donations must be made.
I’m definitely minimizing my life. I’m going to be learning to live simpler and wiser too I hope.
And now let us believe in a long year that is given to us, new, untouched, full of things that have never been…
Rainer Maria Rilke