Since 2013, Fred and I have been on a downsizing, minimalism quest. Even now, four years later, there is still much to be sorted and eliminated. The dreaded photo boxes, and albums, and "important papers" have still not been downsized to my satisfaction. We have, however, been fairly successful in not bringing in new "stuff" that is not really needed. At the most, if we acquire something, something else has to go.
I have found that I now crave simplicity in my surroundings. I don't want to be a slave to my "things". If something requires "maintenance" (which could simply mean dusting - LOL), I'm trying to let it go. Letting go of cable TV and watching very little of the antennae-received channels, unsubscribing to emails from retail establishments, and not buying magazines helps to lessen the bombardment of advertising. It's a continual battle though.
|Billboard in Okinawa, Japan|