Passing Thought for the Day
I almost can’t believe that in the recent past I loved someone so much. Thirteen years of my life were spent with one person…and now it’s like we never even were. A fading memory of another life.
I was reading this article on BrainPickings and I as I prepare to move to a new place I had a realization. I was packing my kitchen and noticed I could get rid of a cutting board…and I hesitated. This cutting board was a large part of my past life. Yeah, a damn cutting board. Meals were made on that thing…family meals, in a big home. Out of the photos, mementos and other things I have, a cutting board was what got me. No, there was no crying or comparisons to hearts and carving knives. I just hesitated for a sec and then put it in the Goodwill pile.
“In order to change skins, evolve into new cycles, I feel one has to learn to discard. If one changes internally, one should not continue to live with the same objects. They reflect one’s mind and psyche of yesterday. I throw away what has no dynamic, living use. I keep nothing to remind me of the passage of time, deterioration, loss, shriveling.”