Been catching up on some Oprah on the Tivo.
Today was all about hoarders. main story has this woman and her husband living in 3000 squ.feet packed to the gills with stuff she has bought. they can barely move around the house.
Oprah brought in a very hunky Australian de-cluttering specialist who helped the woman get rid of all the stuff, which laid out on tables and shelves, filled a 10,000 squ.ft. warehouse.
Anyhoo the point is, this Ozzie guy said people hang onto stuff either becaue of the memory of the past they attach to it or because they might need it in the future.
So true I thought. I have drawers and cupboards full of stuff I might need, but even if I do, I wont be able to find it when I need it and will have to go out and buy it again. Things like birthday cake candles, batteries, shoe laces, packets of tissues, fancy disposable chopsticks, dutch caps, apple peel, etc.
I have stuff I brought from my Mother’s house after her death, that she herself would have thrown away if she was still alive.
It is time to move on.
Point being we are living in either the past of the future and not the present.And then Ticht Nact Hahn came on and said ‘ Can you stop spelling my name wrong’, ok kidding, Thicht wasn’t there, but the guy has a point. I can’t speak for anyone but myself, but this certainly sounds like me. He said you need to get in the moment and create the home you want to live in NOW.
So with our renovations coming up I told The Man about the show, knowing he will never willingly and voluntarily watch it himself, and I said, ‘let’s start chucking stuff, let’s get rid of the past that we no longer need and start creating ‘the present’.
He said he couldn’t agree more and we could start by erasing the
15 hours of American Idol season 5, from the hard disk, and then he might not be subjected to Taylor Hicks 3 times a week.
That is not really what I had in mind.